ARTICLES RELATING TO HUMAN TRAFFICKING

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.

Malaysia finds graves of suspected trafficking victims

2015-05-24 12:24

Malaysian authorities says they have discovered a series of graves in more than a dozen abandoned camps used by human traffickers on the border with Thailand, where Rohingya Muslims fleeing Myanmar have been held.

Thai people smuggling 'kingpin' hands himself in

2015-05-18 14:17

A former Thai regional official accused of being a major people trafficking kingpin turned himself in as the kingdom continues a belated blitz against the lucrative trade.

Thai police to prosecute abandoned migrants

2015-05-14 12:50

Nearly 200 migrants detained since Thailand launched its recent crackdown against human trafficking in the country's deep south will be prosecuted for entering the country illegally, police say.

Ethiopia ponders stiffer penalties for human smuggling

2015-04-28 17:23

Ethiopia is drafting a new law to stiffen punishments for human trafficking, with the country’s foreign minister saying human smugglers have established networks in different migration routes.

 

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.

Team leaves to repatriate 'abducted' SA siblings from Malawi

2015-06-22 12:46

A specialist team has left South Africa to repatriate a 14-year-old girl and her brother who were allegedly abducted by a Malawian woman.

Australia jails Iraqi people-smuggler for 10 years

2015-05-20 14:47

An Iraqi man has been sentenced to 10 years in jail by an Australian court after pleading guilty to smuggling asylum-seekers from Indonesia.

Second suspect arrested in Limpopo human trafficking case

2015-05-14 19:05

A second suspect has been arrested in the Mankweng Magistrate’s Court in connection with the human trafficking of 19 Ethiopians.

Human trafficking case postponed to get Amharic translator

2015-05-05 14:37

A foreign national accused of the human trafficking of 19 immigrants has appeared in the Mankweng Magistrate's Court in Limpopo..

The dark world of internet kidney trafficking

2015-02-25 11:12

One man says he was so desperate to save his car from being repossessed that he turned to the black market online to sell his kidney. Health24 investigates.

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