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Businessmen charged over ‘car wash slaves’.

Two businessmen appeared in court today charged with keeping 10 men as slaves at a car wash. Kreshnik Dida, 27, and Avdi Dida, 26, are accused of holding the Romanians in servitude for up to five months. The accusations follow a police raid at their car wash. They were targeted in an operation involving around

Businessmen charged over ‘car wash slaves’.2018-08-12T12:28:35+00:00

Modern slavery generates $150 billion in profits globally per year – ILO

Modern slavery generates $150 billion in profits globally per year - ILO LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Millions of forced labourers around the world are generating an estimated $150 billion a year in profits for those who exploit them, the International Labour Organisation (ILO) said on Tuesday. Read more here...

Modern slavery generates $150 billion in profits globally per year – ILO2018-08-12T12:28:50+00:00

UK worker abuse red-flagged

Al-Jazeera: New report highlights plight of domestic helpers in the United Kingdom, with critics comparing it to kefala system.

UK worker abuse red-flagged2018-08-12T12:29:12+00:00

Pope meets ex-sex slaves, denounces trafficking

The Mail: VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis denounced human trafficking as a crime against humanity Thursday after meeting with four women who were trafficked and forced into prostitution. Francis attended a Vatican conference of church workers, charity representatives and police chiefs from 20 nations, Interpol and Europol who pledged greater cooperation to prevent trafficking

Pope meets ex-sex slaves, denounces trafficking2018-08-12T12:21:12+00:00

Sex slave investigation leads to two Lewisham arrests

This is Local London: A Lewisham man and woman have been arrested over the trafficking of modern day slaves for use as prostitutes in Swansea, Cardiff and London brothels. Read more:  This is London Local

Sex slave investigation leads to two Lewisham arrests2018-08-12T12:21:25+00:00

Carter: 100,000 Girls Sold into Slavery in the US

Statesman:The 39th president said that the United States should follow the lead of Sweden, which had nearly eliminated sexual slavery by prosecuting pimps and their male customers. Carter, who has written a new book called "A Call to Action: Women, Religion, Violence, and Power," also denounced the growing problem of rape and sexual abuse on

Carter: 100,000 Girls Sold into Slavery in the US2018-08-12T12:21:31+00:00

Domestic workers’ rights and slavery

The Guardian: Two hundred years ago slavery was socially acceptable – it was part of life. It was only when it became part of a political agenda that this changed. As you report (8 April) that film director Steve McQueen and others throw their support behind demands for planned anti-slavery laws to be toughened up,

Domestic workers’ rights and slavery2018-08-12T12:21:37+00:00

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