The United States government says Ghanaian women are being forced into prostitution and forced labour in foreign countries, particularly in the Middle East.
According to the US State Department’s Trafficking in Persons Report 2013, Ghanaian women migrating to the Middle East to work are forced into prostitution upon their arrival.
Marvin Rex Lord, 67, of Festus, Mo., was arrested Thursday and charged Friday in Burleigh County District Court with facilitation of prostitution, a Class C felony punishable by up to five years in prison and a $10,000 fine.
Police in the southern province of Tay Ninh on January 24 arrested five local people for involvement in a human trafficking ring.
Three members of the ring were caught red handed while conducting check-in procedures for five girls, who were to be sold in China, at Tan Son Nhat International Airport in Ho Chi Minh City on January 23.
The married 43-year old China national but who resides in Pieta, pleaded not guilty to the charges which also included detaining a person against her will, running a brothel and used a licensed establishment for the purpose other than that it is licensed for, and for committing immoral acts.
Police are closing in on leaders of a Kigali-based racket of human traffickers whose activities threaten to turn the country into a source of girls and young women sold into sex slavery in neighbouring countries and the Middle East.
A number of senior managers at a Shaanxi hospital have been dismissed after one of their maternity doctors allegedly sold a newborn boy after convincing his parents to give him up.
The revelation has led to the discovery of at least six similar incidents involving the hospital, located in Fuping county, the hometown of President Xi Jinping, The Beijing News reported.
Police on Sunday rescued a newborn who was allegedly sold to human traffickers by an obstetrician in northwest China's Shaanxi Province.
The baby was recovered in neighboring Henan Province, but DNA tests must be conducted to confirm its identity, said a statement by the government of Fuping County in Shaanxi.
The release of the State Department’s latest Trafficking in Persons Report (TIP) revealed that Asia is home to some of the worst perpetrators of illegal human trafficking.
China has now joined the ranks of Russia, North Korea, Iran, and a handful of other countries as Tier 3 violators of human trafficking laws.
Written by Andrew Martin
In the last report on human trafficking released by the U.S.States Department this week, China and Russia were placed in the worst position and this is a downgrade.