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Uyghur Genocide: China faces Human Rights investigations over forced organ harvesting
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Uyghur Genocide: China faces Human Rights investigations over forced organ harvesting

Although this practice occurs in many countries, the situation in China is particularly concerning. China is the only country in the world to have an industrial-scale organ trafficking practice that …

Some ‘Human Trafficking’ Claims Undermine Real Atrocities – Bloomberg Law
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Some ‘Human Trafficking’ Claims Undermine Real Atrocities – Bloomberg Law

“Human trafficking” brings to mind images of “coyotes,” ferrying migrants across the border, women held in sex trade bondage, and impoverished foreign workers trapped in brutal working conditions. These abuses happen in America, and they require a strong response. To combat these evils, Congress enacted the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000 “to combat trafficking…

Join the fight against modern slavery and human trafficking | sportanddev.org
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Join the fight against modern slavery and human trafficking | sportanddev.org

30 July marks the United Nations World Day Against Trafficking in Persons. This day was proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly in its resolution A/RES/68/192 in 2013. The United Nations member states declared that such a day was necessary to raise awareness of the situation of victims of human trafficking and for the promotion…

Namibia Achieves Top Ranking in Fight against Human Trafficking – African Business
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Namibia Achieves Top Ranking in Fight against Human Trafficking – African Business

Namibia achieved “Tier 1” status for its actions during 2021 in the fight against human trafficking, according to a U.S. State Department Report.  This is the third consecutive year that Trafficking in Person’s (TIP) Report ranked Namibia in the top tier, and Namibia remains the only “Tier 1” African country. Visiting U.S. Under Secretary Uzra…

Sending asylum-seekers from Britain to Rwanda is human trafficking, an advocate says – West Virginia Public Broadcasting
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Sending asylum-seekers from Britain to Rwanda is human trafficking, an advocate says – West Virginia Public Broadcasting

Updated June 14, 2022 at 8:07 PM ET Great Britain’s plan to send asylum-seekers from Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq, Syria and elsewhere on a plane to Rwanda constitutes human trafficking, an activist argues. Nearly a dozen people were scheduled to board a flight Tuesday, but the flight was halted after last-minute injunctions from the European Court…

Despite the dangers, more are migrating to the U.S. by sea. A smuggler explains how. – NBC News
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Despite the dangers, more are migrating to the U.S. by sea. A smuggler explains how. – NBC News

BAJA CALIFORNIA, Mexico — The fisherman knows the Pacific Ocean well, having traveled the high seas to catch snapper, sole, grouper and other fish since he was 12 years old. But for a few years now, his expeditions — as well as those of other veteran Mexican fishermen from Baja California — go well beyond…

Leadership behind bars, Lev Tahor cult now seeking to move to Morocco, opponents say
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Leadership behind bars, Lev Tahor cult now seeking to move to Morocco, opponents say

Beleaguered ultra-Orthodox cult Lev Tahor is seeking to move to Morocco, and recently received the blessing of a prominent Moroccan-Israeli rabbi with an international celebrity following, as the extremist group seeks footing after fleeing other countries and having its leadership imprisoned, an activist opposed to the group said. Uriel Goldman, one of Lev Tahor’s leaders,…

International leaders urged to step up efforts to combat human trafficking – Catholic Review
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International leaders urged to step up efforts to combat human trafficking – Catholic Review

WASHINGTON (CNS) — The predators engaged in human trafficking “never take a holiday, nor can we,” a U.S congressman who holds a top international anti-trafficking post told world leaders gathered July 2-6 in Birmingham, England. Those “who exploit and abuse vulnerable women, children and men never cease in their nefarious work,” U.S. Rep. Chris Smith,…

Mo Farah's Documentary Spotlights U.K.'s Migration Policy – The New York Times
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Mo Farah's Documentary Spotlights U.K.'s Migration Policy – The New York Times

Experts hope the running star’s revelations will humanize migrants’ struggles, but they don’t expect policy changes in a country that is trying to send some asylum seekers to Rwanda. LONDON — The harrowing revelation by Mo Farah, the Olympic track and field star, that he was trafficked to Britain as a young child has reverberated…