Human Traffic Watch

Child trafficking victims freed in Burkina Faso

In Awareness, Child Trafficking, Human Trafficking on November 28, 2012 at 2:31 pm

An international police operation has freed nearly 400 children from forced labor in gold mines and cotton fields in Burkina Faso.

The police agency Interpol says children as young as 6 were found working in extreme conditions, including down “narrow, airless mining holes,” and receiving no pay or schooling. Some girls were also subjected to sexual abuse.

In a statement Thursday, France-based Interpol said 73 people were arrested and 387 children rescued in the operation Oct. 29-30 in the West African country.

Source: Las Vegas Sun

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