Duo target trafficking

2015-11-16 13:23

Marketed for sex by their own families, hundreds of children in South Africa are being sold into the sex trade and exploited daily by strangers.

Spain breaks up human trafficking ring, arrests 89 people

2015-10-10 16:59

Spanish police say they have broken up a human trafficking ring and arrested 89 Chinese and Pakistani citizens who were alleged members.

Thailand seizes assets of officials suspected of human trafficking

2015-09-29 18:00

Thai authorities have seized over $1.5m in assets from officials charged with human trafficking.

More than 2 000 enslaved fishermen rescued in 6 months

2015-09-17 11:44

More than 2 000 fishermen have been rescued this year from brutal conditions at sea, their freedom prompted by an Associated Press investigation into seafood brought to the US from a slave island in eastern Indonesia.

Man, 30, nabbed after sex slave escapes

2015-09-04 10:33

A 30-year-old man will be appear in court after he was arrested for human trafficking earlier this week.

4 men in court in Hungary over migrant truck deaths

2015-08-29 16:17

Four men accused of involvement in the trafficking of 71 migrants found dead in a truck in Austria, have been brought before a Hungarian court as prosecutors seek to keep them in custody.

Thailand arrests 5 for trafficking women into sex slavery in China

2015-08-04 12:30

Thailand has arrested five people suspected of trafficking Thai women into sex slavery in China and believed to be part of a ring that has also trafficked women into Malaysia and Singapore, Thai police say.

Eleven sentenced in UK for sex trafficking

2015-07-16 22:36

Eleven people have been sentenced for trafficking sex workers from Hungary to Britain, in one of the largest sex trafficking cases prosecuted in London.

Malaysia's TIP ranking worries US senators

2015-07-15 21:31

Nineteen US senators, Democrats and Republicans, have expressed "grave concern" that Malaysia may be upgraded in this year's US list of human trafficking offenders.

SA human trafficking caseload on the rise - campaign

2015-07-06 21:26

A global organisation that assists people who have been trafficked says it has seen an increase in their caseload in South Africa in the last two years.


Pimps pay a price

2015-10-28 10:27

Three human traffickers have been handed sentences of up to 30 years' imprisonment for using false promises of employment to sexually exploit two young women.

I survived human trafficking in Johannesburg

As part of human trafficking awareness week in South Africa, we have republished a 2014 interview we did with Grizelda Grootboom. She was 18 years old when a trip to Johannesburg turned into a nightmare.

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Bangladesh 'godfather' of human trafficking arrested

2015-09-17 20:00

Bangladesh police say they have arrested a human trafficking "godfather" in a fresh crackdown on smugglers accused of exploiting the regional refugee crisis.

Europol tracking 30 000 suspected people smugglers

2015-09-16 17:01

As many 30 000 people could be involved in the trafficking gangs charging refugees thousands of euros for a perilous trip to Europe.

3 Libyans held after migrant shipwreck tragedy

2015-08-29 21:16

Three Libyan nationals have been arrested in connection with a shipwreck believed to have led to the death of at least 250 migrants.

Malaysia finds graves of suspected human trafficking victims

2015-08-23 10:30

Malaysian authorities have found mass graves containing the remains of more than 20 people believed to be human trafficking victims near the border with Thailand.

More than 100 suspects face Thai human trafficking charges

2015-07-24 10:41

Thailand's state prosecutors have recommended charges against more than 100 people, including a Thai army general, in a multinational human trafficking scandal after dozens of bodies were discovered earlier this year.

Human trafficking in South Africa: an elusive statistical nightmare

2015-07-16 08:53

Anti-trafficking campaigners say 30 000 children are trafficked into South Africa annually as part of the sex trade, but the situation may be far more chronic and severe than we know.

Slavery survivors in UK at high risk of being exploited again

2015-07-13 21:59

Survivors of modern-day slavery in Britain are at high risk of falling back into the hands of traffickers because of gaps in the government support system, a report says.

Ivory Coast frees 48 child slaves, arrests traffickers

2015-06-23 10:50

Police in Ivory Coast have freed 48 child slaves in raids on plantations in the country’s Western cocoa belt and arrested 22 people accused of trafficking or exploiting children, Interpol says.

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