ARTICLES RELATING TO HUMAN TRAFFICKING

Landmark sentence in human trafficking case

2014-11-22 22:09

A wealthy businessman who held five under-age Mozambican girls captive as sex-slaves for three years, has been sentenced to eight life-terms, believed to be the heaviest sentence ever handed down for human trafficking in South Africa.

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According to the US State Department, there are 20.9 million people in slavery around the world. Here are the stats on Human Trafficking across the globe.

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VIDEO: I survived human trafficking in Joburg

2014-11-13 12:43

Grizelda Grootboom was 18 years old when a trip to Johannesburg turned into a nightmare. Trafficked in Yeoville she was tied in a room for two weeks and forced to work as a sex slave. This is her story.

3 sordid facts about human trafficking

2014-11-11 09:09

From the farm to the brothel, human trafficking is happening in South Africa right now.

Niger lawmaker facing probe in baby-trafficking case flees

2014-08-28 10:01

Niger’s head of parliament, who faces questions in a probe into international baby-trafficking, has “discreetly” left the country for Burkina Faso, an opposition official says.

Wives of politicians held in baby trafficking bust

2014-06-26 14:01

The wives of two prominent politicians have been arrested in Niger following the dismantling of an alleged baby trafficking ring this week, a police source says.

Nigeria frees 16 girls in 'baby factory' raid

2013-12-04 17:02

Nigerian police say they have raided a home and freed 16 pregnant girls and young women allegedly being forced to have babies to be sold.

Guinea-Bissau smashes child slavery ring

2013-11-17 21:10

Guinea-Bissau says it has dismantled a criminal network trafficking children to the Gambia, where they are forced by Islamic schools to beg on the streets.

Nearly 30 million people in slavery worldwide

2013-10-18 14:51

Nearly 30 million people are living in slavery across the globe, many of them men, women and children trafficked by gangs for sex work and unskilled labour.

Girl forced into addiction, court hears

2013-09-10 20:30

An 18-year old girl has told the Durban Regional Court, that she was kept locked up in a room until she became addicted to crack cocaine.

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Watch these men get a kick out of watching these girls dance in the Red Light District in Amsterdam... until they realise what they're watching.

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75 nabbed over human trafficking ring

2013-08-10 21:02

Spanish and French police say they have dismantled a human trafficking ring that smuggled Chinese migrants and arrested 75 suspects.

Zuma passes human trafficking bill

2013-07-29 16:54

President Jacob Zuma has enacted the prevention and combating of trafficking in persons bill, the presidency says.

US: Saudi princess held for forced labour

2013-07-11 11:00

A Saudi princess has been charged with human trafficking for allegedly holding a Kenyan maid against her will in a luxury California apartment, say reports.

American Samoan accused of raping workers

2013-06-05 12:15

An American Samoa man is accused of repeatedly raping a teenager and two other women he brought from the neighbouring country of Samoa to work in his home.

Mom ‘sells kids’ on Facebook

2013-03-12 11:12

Woman arrested for attempting to exchange her kids for cash.

Afghan boy transported in suitcase

2012-12-19 22:18

Police in Venice have discovered an undocumented 5-year-old Afghan boy hidden in the suitcase of a man getting off a ferry from Greece.

KZN child trafficking trial postponed

2012-10-18 14:22

The trial of five people accused of running a brothel from which 8 minors were rescued has been postponed.

Child trafficking trial date set

2012-07-27 14:40

A trial date for five people accused of running a brothel where children as young as 12 were kept, has been set in the Durban Magistrate's Court.

Child trafficking accused in court

2012-06-29 09:21

Five people accused of running a brothel, where children as young as 12 were kept, and being part of a human trafficking ring, are expected to return to the Durban Magistrate's Court.

Up to 27 million living in slavery: US

2012-06-20 11:01

Up to 27 million people are living in slavery around the world, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has estimated as the US unveiled its annual report into human trafficking.

Child trafficking case continues

2012-05-24 13:03

Five people accused of human trafficking and running a brothel where children were kept will appear in the Durban Magistrate's Court.

Limpopo six appear over trafficking

2012-05-07 22:12

Six men facing 47 charges of kidnapping will remain in custody until their next court appearance, Limpopo police say.

3 guilty in Somali sex trafficking case

2012-05-05 13:08

A US jury has split its verdict against nine people accused of operating a sex trafficking ring run mostly by Somali refugee gang members, convicting three men and acquitting six.

 

SA is hiding 100 000 slaves, report claims

2014-11-17 15:09

More than 100 000 people are living as slaves in South Africa - double the number previously estimated, new figures have revealed.

I survived human trafficking in Joburg

2014-11-13 15:58

Grizelda Grootboom was 18 years old when a trip to Johannesburg turned into a nightmare. Trafficked in Yeoville she was tied in a room for two weeks and forced to work as a sex slave.

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Grizelda Grootboom was 18 years old when a trip to Johannesburg turned into a nightmare. Trafficked in Yeoville she was tied in a room for two weeks and forced to work as a sex slave. This is her story.

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17 appear for human trafficking

2014-11-10 16:19

Seventeen people arrested for human trafficking have appeared in the Durban Magistrate's Court.

Niger opposition chief, wanted in baby-trafficking case, in Europe

2014-08-31 21:15

Niger's fugitive parliament speaker Hama Amadou, who is wanted for questioning in his home country on suspicion of involvement in baby-trafficking, has fled to Europe, officials say.

Home Affairs takes action against child trafficking

2014-08-26 10:32

Child trafficking has become an increasing problem in Africa and the world, Deputy Home Affairs Minister Fatima Chohan says.

Italian diplomat charged with child abuse in Philippines

2014-04-09 13:24

Italy's ambassador to Turkmenistan has been suspended from duties after being detained by Philippine police on charges of human trafficking and child abuse.

Nearly 30 million people in slavery worldwide

2013-12-02 05:00

Nearly 30 million people are living in slavery across the globe, many of them men, women and children trafficked by gangs for sex work and unskilled labour.

Nearly 30 million people in slavery worldwide

2013-10-21 18:00

Nearly 30 million people are living in slavery across the globe, many of them men, women and children trafficked by gangs for sex work and unskilled labour.

Dutch, UK police free teenage girls

2013-09-30 20:08

Dutch and British police have arrested four suspected human traffickers and rescued four teenage girls hidden in the back of a camping car headed for Britain.

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Watch these men get a kick out of watching these girls dance in the Red Light District in Amsterdam... until they realise what they're watching.

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Nigeria busts child trafficking ring

2013-08-23 17:34

A child-trafficking operation has been busted at a Nigerian orphanage and 25 children rescued.

Indonesia boat sinks, 20 dead

2013-07-29 16:55

Four suspected people smugglers have been arrested after their boat sank off Indonesia, leaving 20 dead.

Thai navy denies Rohingya Muslim smuggling

2013-07-19 15:03

Thailand's navy has denied a report that its personnel are involved in a smuggling and trafficking network that exploits Rohingya Muslims fleeing persecution and dire living conditions in Myanmar.

4 in Cape Town court for sex trafficking

2013-06-26 10:43

Four men accused of trafficking at least three women have appeared in the Cape Town Magistrate's Court.

People smuggler faces extradition to Aus

2013-05-08 21:01

A prolific people smuggler wanted in Australia on a string of charges, who is suspected of arranging a boat in 2011 which sank killing 200 people on board, is facing an extradition hearing in Indonesia.

Human trafficking trial continues in KZN

2013-01-25 09:27

The trial involving five people accused of human trafficking and keeping a brothel continues in the Durban Regional Court.

Two appear for trafficking ring

2012-12-19 22:18

Two people have appeared in the Sabie Magistrate's Court for their alleged involvement in a child sex trafficking ring.

EU orders detention of 10 human traffickers

2012-08-09 14:45

The European Union's rule of law mission in Kosovo said it had ordered a 15-day detention for 10 people suspected of involvement in human trafficking.

Cape Town man held after kidnapping

2012-07-04 19:35

A man has been arrested in Brooklyn, Cape Town, for allegedly kidnapping and exploiting two women, says the city's vice squad.

US couple detained in Ghana

2012-06-26 20:04

Police in Ghana say an American couple was recently detained on suspicion of child trafficking after trying to board a plane with four children they are trying to adopt.

'I was sold as a sex slave at 13'

2012-06-12 11:05

A young woman has told how she was sold to a foreigner and taken to Bloemfontein, where she was forced into a life of prostitution at the age of 13.

US: 3 jailed for running prostitution ring

2012-05-10 12:59

Three brothers accused of smuggling women from Mexico and Central America into the US and forcing them into a multistate prostitution ring have been sentenced to prison, say officials.

Human trafficking: 47 victims freed in SA

2012-05-06 14:23

Six people have been arrested in Louis Trichardt and Thohoyandou on suspicion of human trafficking.

Child trafficking accused denied bail

2012-04-25 19:16

A man accused of being part of a human trafficking ring and operating a brothel, where girls as young as 12 were kept, has been denied bail by a Durban judge.

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