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Death penalty for human trafficking

In Human Trafficking on December 23, 2011 at 4:00 pm

The endorsement came at a regular meeting on Monday, headed by prime minister Sheikh Hasina, her spokesperson Abul Kalam Azad told journalists. “The cabinet has approved a draft law to prevent and curb human trafficking with the highest punishment including death sentences and Tk 0.5million fine. The proposed bill will be tabled in parliament and on approval, will become a law.”

Death penalty for human trafficking


In Human Trafficking on December 16, 2011 at 2:29 pm

Bangalore: Begging racket busted, 300 kids rescued

A shocker from the IT city where 300 children who were trafficked, drugged and forced to beg have now been rescued by the Bangalore police. What’s more shocking is that over a third of these children are infants, all under the age of three.

The infant are drugged and used all day to beg for money. They run when they notice the camera. Older kids too are tutored to hide and stay away from cameras and controlled by street bosses who are hardly seen

But it’s the chronic drugging of 108 rescued infants that’s most shocking as some were asleep even two days after the rescue.

(Deepa BalakrishnanCNN-IBN)

Former child trafficking victim Khurshida Begum wonders how many people saw her during the years she lived in slavery south of Olympia and wondered about her, but did nothing. Begum and eight of her family members were bought by a man who visited her impoverished village in Bangladesh when she was 3 and convinced her father that he would be selling her into a better life in the United States. But rather than the American education promised, she and her siblings were tortured, beaten, raped and forced to work on an isolated farm day and night, she told more than 100 people at Columbia Basin College in Pasco at a Friday event sponsored by the Tri-Cities Coalition to Stop Human Trafficking. They repeatedly were taken to emergency rooms for injuries that doctors and nurses were told were “accidental,” but that Begum said were the result of abuse.

In Human Trafficking on October 31, 2011 at 9:30 pm

Human trafficking victim speaks in Pasco

Five men have been jailed for five years each for conspiring with a travel agent in their homeland and forcing a woman into prostitution in Dubai. The Dubai Court of First Instance convicted the five Bangladeshi men of forming a group for human trafficking and selling to a police informant a Bangladeshi woman, 21, to work as a prostitute. Prosecutors said the accused conspired with a travel agent in Bangladesh, flew in the woman, S.S, to work as a tailor in Dubai. They locked her up in a flat to force her into the sex industry.
(Bassam Za’za’ for Gulf News)

In Human Trafficking on October 31, 2011 at 8:17 pm

Five jailed on charges of human trafficking

Three men and a woman lured a maid into the country, then locked her up and forced her to work in the sex industry, a court was told this morning. Prosecutors say they all lured, beat up and exploited another Bangladeshi woman. The woman told prosecutors she was approached in her country about a maid’s job in Dubai, and arrived at Dubai International Airport on May 4 on a maid’s visa. She said she saw two Bangladeshi women in the second apartment working in prostitution. When MN then told her she would be a prostitute as well, she refused. She said she was then beaten up and raped. When her attackers left her alone on May 21, she tied a piece of cloth to the window and tried to climb down.
(Salam Al Amir for The National)

In Human Trafficking on October 21, 2011 at 8:06 am

Four face human trafficking charges in UAE

Four Bangladeshi children below the age of 14 have been rescued by southeast district police and Child Welfare Committee(CWC) of Lajpat Nagar. The children were staying under the Nizamuddin flyover and had been forced to live like beggars. They were allegedly brought to India by a Bangladeshi national named Jewel, who has been running an organized begging racket, cops told TOI. “We are looking for Jewel, who is on the run. He forced these children to beg near the flyovers and would always snatch their earnings of the day. He would buy smack with the money. He was also involved with a drug cartel,” said a senior police officer. 
(Dwaipayan Ghosh for The Times of India)

In Human Trafficking on October 10, 2011 at 10:11 am

Forced into begging, 4 Bangladeshi kids rescued in India

Among the workers it returned from Libya this spring was Shofiqul Islam, 35, who described the migration group as a rare source of help in a disturbing two-year odyssey. He paid $5,000 to a recruiter who sent him to Libya without the promised job. The recruiter’s accomplices tried to sell him into forced labor. Even after he escaped, the Libyan police demanded bribes to overlook his invalid visa. Then came the bombs. When Mr. Islam reached the Tunisian border, the migration group offered shelter, a plane ticket to Dhaka and fare for the overnight bus home. With just enough change to avoid the shame of returning empty-handed, he bought his two children each an apple. “I’m very grateful,” he said.
(JASON DePARLE for The New York Times)

In Human Trafficking on September 1, 2011 at 9:17 am

Surge in Global Migration Expands Scale of an Aid Group’s Influence

The rising social awareness continues reducing social curses like child marriage, dowry, polygamy and divorce, repression on women and children and human trafficking in recent times in northern Bangladesh. “Despite bite of social curses still prevails, the number of such incidents has reduced significantly following maximum emphasis put by the present government on conducting motivational works among the people everywhere,” officials and experts said… “We have stopped 383 child marriages and 87 hilla marriages, rescued 41 children from trafficking, rehabilitated 92 inhumanely tortured and violated women and children and provided legal aids to 335 tortured women and children since 2006,” she added. 
(The Financial Express)

In Human Trafficking on August 30, 2011 at 2:53 pm

Rising awareness reduces social curses in northern Bangladesh

Malaysia and China will sign a memorandum of understanding early next month to fight human trafficking and to cooperate on security issues. The MoU is part of Malaysia’s attempt to deal directly with countries of origin, transit and destination for human trafficking, Home Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein said. He had discussions with Chinese officials in Beijing last week as a follow-up to earlier discussions with officials in Bangladesh and Indonesia, the minister said after meeting Chinese ambassador to Malaysia Chai Le here yesterday.
(A. LETCHUMANAN for The Star)

In Human Trafficking on August 18, 2011 at 10:45 am

KL-Beijing to sign pact on tackling human trafficking

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