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More than 12 years after the Idia Renaissance group in Benin-City led by Mrs Eki Igbinedion, wife of former governor of Edo State, led a spirited campaign against human trafficking especially to Italy and other parts of Europe, the Spanish police have revealed they have broken up a ring that smuggled women from Nigeria into Spain and forced them into street prostitution by burning them with irons and using voodoo rituals.
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If you’ve recently been stuck in traffic behind a CTA bus, you might have noticed one of several public service ads created by the End Demand Illinois campaign. The posters, designed to raise awareness about human trafficking and prostitution, bear a variety of messages, including one that reads: “Sex trafficking? Not in the second city.”

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Shaip Muja, a member of parliament and former health adviser to the current Prime Minister, Hashim Thaci, is expected be one of eight people indicted in a second round of investigations into the activities of the Medicus clinic in the Kosovan capital of Pristina, where at least 24 illegal transplants took place in 2008.

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A former Kosovo health minister and another Pristina official are among eight suspects in a new EU probe into a human organ trafficking case, a local daily reported Tuesday.

Last Wednesday, a day after a European Union-led court in Kosovo convicted five doctors of harvesting and selling kidneys at a Pristina clinic, the EU's Pristina mission announced the new probe without revealing the identity of the suspects.

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PRISTINA, Kosovo — A European Union prosecutor in Kosovo says a new probe into illegal organ trafficking has begun just days after five people were found guilty of running a criminal ring that lured poor people from Eastern Europe into selling their kidneys to rich recipients.

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On the International Labour Day, Pope Francis issued a message against “selfish profit” economic rules as Europe plunges into historic unemployment rates. The Pontiff also voiced concern about slave work and human trafficking.

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After years of dispute, Germany's center-right governing coalition has agreed to enact tougher penalties for human trafficking and forced prostitution.

According to SPIEGEL information, members of the coalition -- made up of Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democratic Union (CDU), its Bavarian sister party, the Christian Social Union (CSU), and the business-friendly Free Democrats (FDP) -- say that an agreement over an appropriate set of regulations has nearly been reached.

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Eight people were "being investigated for the criminal offences of organised crime, trafficking in persons, grievous bodily harm, abusing official position of authority, fraud and trading in influence," the EU's Pristina mission said, without revealing their identity.

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MINISTER FOR JUSTICE Alan Shatter today announced the publication of the Criminal Law (human trafficking amendment) Bill 2013 which will now include forced begging.

The bill is necessary to transpose criminal law provisions of a 2011 European Union (EU) directive in full.

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Most of the harvested organs were then sold to recipients in Israel while others went to Canadians, Poles and Germans. But while the recipients got a new lease of life the donors often went unpaid and were abandoned.

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