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The Red Cross warns against the violence of Croatian border guards against migrants

The Red Cross warns against the violence of Croatian border guards against migrants trying to enter the country from neighboring Bosnia and Herzegovina, AP reports.

The International Federation of ...

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Germans unimpressed with Merkel's rebellious anti-migrant minister Seehofer, poll shows

Angela Merkel’s rebellious interior minister has failed to impress Germans with his hardline stance on migration, according to new polling likely to reinforce the chancellor’s position.  

A ...

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‘New Balkan Route’ for Migrants, Refugees Causes Alarm

A growing number of migrants and refugees using the new Balkan route through Albania, Montenegro and Bosnia to reach the EU raising concerns of a humanitarian and security crisis. Security and human ...

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Cop accused of sex crimes against human trafficking victims

Officer was investigating an Eastern European gang that brought women to Israel for prostitution; is suspended from force

A police officer was arrested Wednesday after he was found to have had ...

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Italian parents under house arrest for forcing 9-year-old into prostitution

The parents of a nine-year-old girl have been placed under house arrest for forcing their daughter into prostitution, police in the southern Italian region of Sicily said on Monday.

Two men aged 63 ...

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Let Europe face up to human trafficking in 2018

Europe’s reception of children seeking refuge is particularly shameful

Last year came to an end with horrific images of slave labour markets in Libya, and a further UN Security Council resolution ...

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Big hit against sexual exploitation: criminal group dismantled in Spain and Romania

Spanish National Police and the Romanian Police have joined forces, supported by Europol and Eurojust, to dismantle an organised crime group involved in trafficking women for sexual exploitation in ...

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Beaten, raped, tortured and starved: The shocking fate of Eastern European sex trafficking victims revealed

  • As many as 25,000 Moldovans fall prey to trafficking gangs each year
  • Of those, 10% are thought to be children according to the IOM
  • Author Stela Brinzeanu met trafficking victims while researching new novel
  • Bessarabian Nights follows two friends as they hunt for a trafficked girl

Read more: Beaten, raped, tortured and starved: The shocking fate of Eastern European sex trafficking...

Voorhees man charged in Deptford with human trafficking bust

A Voorhees Township man was charged Tuesday with human trafficking and other offenses after he allegedly beat and forced a woman to perform sex acts on men while holding her captive in a hotel, authorities said.
Robert Murray, 40, was arrested and jailed in default of $300,000 bail.
The investigation leading to the charges began when the victim, a 26-year-old South Carolina woman, called Deptford police on Tuesday from the hotel, Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office (GCPO) spokesman Bernie Weisenfeld said.
Weisenfeld declined to identify the hotel in which the woman was allegedly kept, saying there was no reason to believe management there was involved in the crime and authorities didn't want to sully the hotel's reputation.

Read more: Voorhees man charged in Deptford with human trafficking bust

Human traffickers going unpunished in Canada

After nearly a decade, a law designed to catch human traffickers who exploit vulnerable people has netted few charges and even fewer convictions in Canada, anti-trafficking advocates complain.
There have been 35 human trafficking convictions since new laws to combat the problem came into effect in 2005, according to Public Safety Canada’s latest report.
Among those cases, at least nine of the victims were under the age of 18 and two of those 35 cases involved trafficking for forced labour.

Read more: Human traffickers going unpunished in Canada

Reporter discovers Sochi human trafficking ring by accident

One of the stranger stories to come out of the Olympics was the accidental discovery of an Olympics human trafficking ring. It involved a man posing as a talent agent who was booking reporters to work for a major network covering the Sochi Games.

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Chinese Babies Saved From Human Trafficking Ring

More than 1,000 people arrested for trafficking babies in China.

Chinese police have rescued 382 babies in a sting operation on a baby-trafficking ring that has led to the arrest of more than 1,000 individuals.

A Chinese child-trafficking bust has led to the arrest of 1,094 people suspected of buying and selling babies.

Authorities announced Friday that 382 babies were rescued from four child trafficking rings, spanning over 27 provinces across China, CNN reported.

Read more: Chinese Babies Saved From Human Trafficking Ring

Fourteen charged with online child abuse network that preyed upon hundreds of boys

Fourteen men have been charged with operating an online child abuse network that investigators said preyed upon hundreds of boys across the United States and across Europe.

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Human trafficking victim: 'I was locked in my room'

New laws to tackle human trafficking will be introduced by the Scottish Parliament.

The Scottish anti-trafficking strategy will be "victim-centred" and will give greater powers to police and prosecutors to tackle the gangs who traffic human beings.

A total of 99 potential victims were referred to agencies in 2013. Of those, 22 were children.

John, who was trafficked into Scotland, spoke to BBC Scotland's political correspondent Lucy Adams about his ordeal.

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(Reference: www.bbc.com)

European Cybercrime Centre (EC3) - FIRST YEAR REPORT

The European Cybercrime Centre (EC3) was launched in January 2013 to strengthen the law enforcement response to cybercrime in the EU and thereby help protect European citizens and businesses. The establishment of a European Cybercrime Centre was a priority in the EU Internal Security Strategy. This report presents the highlights of the first year of EC3 and its future orientation. This report’s aim is to give EU Member States and institutions an insight into the establishment, performance and future perspective of EC3.
This should enable those stakeholders to assess if the actual developments live up to their expectations and – where needed – to contribute to policy decisions that optimise the course of the new Centre.

ec3_first_year_report.pdf

(Reference: www.europol.europa.eu)

Trafficked women in Denmark

  • Published as a blog-intervention at www.u-landsnyt.dk on December 18th 2013
  • Written by Jorgen Olsen, coordinator of GtU, member association of Emmaus + member of World Council for Political Actions and International Solidarity of Emmaus
  • translated from Danish by Gitte Vejlgaard

Trafficked women in Denmark.pdf

Vatican, Anglicans, Muslims sign accord against human trafficking

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- The Vatican, the Anglican Communion and a leading Muslim institution signed a historic agreement to work together to end human trafficking worldwide by 2020.

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