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The Maldives has been placed on the US State Department’s Tier Two Watch List for Human Trafficking for the fourth consecutive year.
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A bill broadening Louisiana's racketeering laws to include a range of crimes including human trafficking, kidnapping, bigamy and the sale of children has been signed into law.

Gov. Bobby Jindal signed House Bill 279 by Rep.

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Three people have been arrested on charges that they held a mother and her child captive for years in Ashland, Ohio.

During a Tuesday afternoon news conference, the U.S. Attorney called it "modern-day slavery," according to WOIO TV.

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Putting a Human Face on Crime Stats

Tuesday, 11 June 2013 15:24

By Ted Gest

It has been a little more than three decades since the federal government issued its first major report on how to help crime victims.

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By Louise Boyleand Helen Pow

Two men who were awaiting trial for the brutal murder and dismembering of a 19-year-old Oklahoma girl have had their charges dropped after police failed to find enough evidence to pin them to the gruesome crime.

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Despite the common view of the problem, not all, perhaps not even most, human trafficking across the world is related to prostituion. But sex trafficking is a significant enough factor -- particularly in the United States -- that it's worth considering whether legalizing and regulating prostitution might be a way of reducing cross-border trafficking.

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Sex Trafficking in the Spotlight

Thursday, 13 June 2013 15:27
“Human trafficking” conjures up images ofinternational sex rings and slave labor in other countries.

But human traffickers and their victims are aconstant presence in Milwaukee.

The Milwaukee Police Department has more than 125open investigations into sex traffickers, cases in which pimps are forcing, coercing or lying to victims so that they will sell sex for money, drugs orprotection.

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The Environmental Justice Foundation (EJF) has launched its report "Sold to the Sea" in Madrid, Spain, where it was welcomed by the Spanish Secretary General of the Sea, Carlos Dominguez.

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CHICAGO (STMW) – A man previously convicted of sex trafficking in Cook County has been charged again, this time for allegedly kidnapping a Minnesota woman and bringing her to Chicago to work in the sex trade.

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The seafood industry always has been and always will be extremely controversial.

Thailand is currently facing some political pressure after a British-based non-profit, the Environmental Justice Foundation (EJF), published a study Wednesday detailing cases of 15 Burmese people who work under slave-like conditions for a Thai fishing crew.

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