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“Is this man your father?” one of them asked.

“No, sir,” said Norman.

The soldier raised a large stick.

“Is it your father? Tell me.”

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Uganda police concerned by the number of youth stranded in human trafficking rings abroad (file photo).

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.

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Rwandan 'sex Slaves' Rescued in Uganda

Monday, 29 July 2013 15:58

Six Rwandan victims of sex exploitation have been rescued by Uganda Police. The Rwandan women were recently rescued after police raided a brothel called Safe Way in the western Uganda district of Bushenyi, according to Asan Kasingye, Uganda Police's Director of Interpol and International Relations.

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Heads of human rights organisations have welcomed new guidelines issued by judges, which they believe will protect victims who “need our support, not our condemnation”.

New guidance was given by the Lord Chief Justice Lord Judge and two other judges at the Court of Appeal in London as the convictions of four victims of human trafficking were quashed in a court today.

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Juba — At least five Ugandan children, who were victims of human trafficking in South Sudan, have been returned to their country, the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) said.

The children, aged between 10 and 16, were reportedly forced to sell goods on the streets of the South Sudanese capital, Juba, working for long hours under horrible conditions.

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JOHANNESBURG, 12 February 2013 (IRIN) - Girl child soldiers are often thought of only as “sex slaves”, a term that glosses over the complex roles many play within armed groups and in some national armies.
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You cannot easily pass her by on the streets without a second glance. Tall and curvaceous with unmistakable warmth that radiates from within, she walks gracefully.

She is beautiful and prefers to use her looks to empower the youth and champion the cause against child sacrifice, which almost claimed her at the age of four.

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According to a report titled, 'Child Sacrifice and the Mutilation of Children in Uganda' by Humane Africa, most people are reluctant to report incidents of child sacrifice to the police for fear of being arrested.

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Domestic trafficking of children continues to be an ongoing problem in Uganda, and aid agencies are working to return victims to their homes.

The International Organization of Migration, or IOM, in partnership with Uganda Women’s Effort to Save Orphans and with Dwelling Places, said it recently returned 51 trafficked children to their extended families in the Karamoja sub-region in northern Uganda.

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Hundreds of human trafficking victims are being used as slave labour in businesses across Wales, police suspect.

Hotels, restaurants, takeaways, shops, farms, factories and nail bars are being looked at by officers investigating “corrupt employment agencies” filtering illegally trafficked people into the workplace.

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