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Bulgaria charges 5 suspects in connection with Istanbul bombing | News – Al Jazeera
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Bulgaria charges 5 suspects in connection with Istanbul bombing | News – Al Jazeera

Prosecutor says police this week arrested three men of Moldovan origin and a man and woman of Syrian Kurdish descent this week. Bulgarian prosecutors have charged five people for supporting “terrorist acts” in connection with an explosion in central Istanbul that killed six people on November 13, chief prosecutor Ivan Geshev said on Saturday. Bulgarian…

Advocates and diplomats agree: Uyghur issue threatens U.N. credibility
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Advocates and diplomats agree: Uyghur issue threatens U.N. credibility

This past week, world leaders have assembled at the United Nations (U.N.) in New York for the annual opening of the General Assembly. While some diplomats have taken to the podium, many advocates have done the same on the streets and in the media. They have a common message: the U.N. must act on the…

Inside the 'pig-butchering' scams seeing thousands trafficked into cyber slavery – ABC News
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Inside the 'pig-butchering' scams seeing thousands trafficked into cyber slavery – ABC News

Editor’s note: PLEASE TELL YOUR PARENTS OR ELDERLY PERSONS YOU KNOW. Their savings might be at risk. Better to be safe and get educated about these types of scams. “Pig-butchering” online scams have grown from continued poverty and corruption. And they prey on our vulnerabilities. This specific type of labor trafficking essentially creates a Ponzi…

Child marriage: the future of girls under the Taliban
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Child marriage: the future of girls under the Taliban

At just ten years old, Raihana Mirzai is already engaged to be married to a man double her age. Unsurmountable debt has led her family to see this arrangement as their only viable way to survive. One year on from the Taliban taking control in Afghanistan, she is one of the many Afghan girls who…

Are China labor monitoring agencies compromised?
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Are China labor monitoring agencies compromised?

Global supply chains have become so complex that it makes accountability for human rights protections difficult. As illustrated in our interactive Freedom Map, forced labor is everywhere – from the clothes we wear to the food we eat. However, with proper due diligence, it is possible to track and monitor incidents of violations, such as…

Cracking down on the human trafficking of women in Iraq – Al Jazeera English
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Cracking down on the human trafficking of women in Iraq – Al Jazeera English

https://youtu.be/lK0Bd2bQRzc From: People & Power A special police unit in Baghdad is dedicated to bringing the perpetrators of human trafficking to justice. The trafficking of young women for prostitution is a problem across the world. But in Iraq, it has reached such proportions that a special police unit in Baghdad is now dedicated to bringing…

Ruger Shareholders Take A Stand: Human Rights Resolution Passes at Annual Meeting
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Ruger Shareholders Take A Stand: Human Rights Resolution Passes at Annual Meeting

Arnie Alpert Arnie Alpert is a retired activist, organizer, and community educator long involved in movements for social and economic justice. Arnie writes an occasional column Active with the Activists for InDepthNH.org. By Arnie Alpert, Active with the Activists With political officials seemingly unable or unwilling to do anything about mass shootings, leadership may be coming from an unexpected quarter: shareholders…

Guest Worker Visas and Labor Trafficking: Weaknesses in the H2 Visa Programs
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Guest Worker Visas and Labor Trafficking: Weaknesses in the H2 Visa Programs

Research needs to be done to reveal the cause or causes of the slow adoption of fundamental training of law enforcement and immigration officials on human trafficking, especially labor trafficking.