Human Traffic Watch

US condemns China, Russia and Uzbekistan for human trafficking

In Forced Labor, Human Trafficking, Sex Trafficking on July 2, 2013 at 9:19 am
Uzbeks work in fields outside Tashkent, Uzbekistan, which has been criticised for 'subjecting its citizens to forced labour'. Photograph: Denis Sinyakov/AFP/Getty Images

Uzbeks work in fields outside Tashkent, Uzbekistan, which has been criticised for ‘subjecting its citizens to forced labour’. Photograph: Denis Sinyakov/AFP/Getty Images

The US has condemned ChinaRussia and Uzbekistan for their failure to stem widespread systematic human trafficking and slavery within their borders.

The annual Trafficking in Persons (Tip) report, released by the US state department on Wednesday, grades the scale and severity of people-trafficking in 188 countries and territories.

It has downgraded China, Russia and Uzbekistan to tier three, the report’s lowest ranking, reserved for countries whose governments do not fully comply with the Trafficking Victims Protection Act and are not making significant efforts to do so.

The relegation was attributed to continued failure to stop the routine complicity of officials in trafficking crimes, state-sponsored slavery and widespread forced labour, sexual exploitation, and enslavement of nationals and foreign nationals in the three countries.

Source: The Guradian

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