Slavery reparations call overshadows Cameron’s visit to Jamaica

The Guardian 30/9/15
The prime minister is under pressure to mention Britain’s involvement in the slave trade when he addresses the nation’s parliament on Wednesday. A visit by David Cameron to Jamaica began awkwardly as the island’s prime minister pressed him to enter talks on reparations for slavery and campaigners called for him to personally atone for the slave-owning wealth of a relative in the 1800s.

Family jailed for trafficking Hungarian women for prostitution

A family who trafficked and enslaved two Hungarian women to force them into prostitution have been jailed. Police rescued the women, aged 30 and 21, from a home in Spa Road, Bolton, Greater Manchester on 26 March. Daniel Dardai, 19, Ferenc Dardai, 42, Ferenc Dardai Jr, 22, and Melania Kiraly, 42, were jailed for between three and six years. They could be subject to the first slavery and trafficking prevention orders at a hearing next month.

BBC – 29/9/15

Police reveal modern day slavery inquiries

A series of investigations are ongoing into cases of modern day slavery, Devon and Cornwall Police have revealed on the eve of a major conference on the issue.

High profile court cases across the country in recent years have shone a light on a criminal underworld which has trafficked child and adults into prostitution, low or unpaid work and squalid living conditions.

Western Morning News 28th September

Quarter of trafficked children have PTSD symptoms – study

About one in eight trafficked children have tried to harm or kill themselves in the last month, according to a survey, and a quarter have post-traumatic stress symptoms.

the Guardian 9/15

After slavery ordeal, fisherman finds self and not using a nation

AMBON, Indonesia (AP) — Like greater than 2,000 different fishermen rescued following reporting by The Related Press and a subsequent Indonesian investigation, a 18-year-old named Bing was pressured to work on a fishing boat with no solution to return to his homeland. In contrast to the others, he nonetheless cannot return.

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Observer 21/9/15

Customers must report firms they think are using trafficked workers

Consumers need to boycott and report car washes and nail bars staffed by people they suspect may be victims of trafficking or exploitation, the UK’s new independent anti-slavery commissioner, Kevin Hyland, has warned.

The Guardian 15/9/15

The former sex slave fighting to save underage girls from sex traffickers

Twenty years ago, Sunita Duanwar suffered five months of unimaginable cruelty at the hands of sex slave traders who made her sleep with up to 30 men a day.

She was just 14 and lured to India on the promise of regular work, but instead was locked in a small room with a barred window, beaten by her ‘customers’ and even woken up so her new ‘owners’ could force her to have sex.

Daily Mail 8/9/2015

Man arrested during anti-human trafficking inquiry

The suspect was detained in Newtownhamilton on suspicion of trafficking for securing services between the start of this year and last month, money laundering, fraud and gangmaster offences, PSNI detective inspector Mark Bell said.

The arrest follows an operation against human trafficking for labour exploitation when officers rescued 16 victims working in agriculture in South Armagh on July 17.

Belfast Telegraph 3/9/15