Global human trafficking highlights

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In Rhode Island, the law makers adopted indoor prostitution ban. Under the new legislation, the indoor prostitution is a misdemeanor, and the prostitutes will face the criminal prosecution for performing sexual services in brothels, strip clubs, or outside of their homes . In Georgia, an Atlanta man pled a guilty in connection with sex trafficking. He was charged with the conspiracy of illegally transporting young women from Mexico. In San Francisco, the authorities celebrated implementing the new legislation clamping down on the pimps trafficking children yesterday.

Latin America

In Brazil, journalists are still threatened when reporting serous crimes including human trafficking.

The U.S. protection policy over Cuban nationals are abused by the Cuban organized criminals for trafficking Cubans.

Europe

In England, two arrests in raid were made in Northhampton area as part of the government’s sex trafficking crack down effort. The victims were from Lithuania, Brazil, and Thailand. Also, three Chinese nationals were sentenced 10 years of imprisonment for human trafficking in Worcester, England.

Asia

The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) urged ASEAN nations to help fighting human trafficking in South Asia. A CHR representative said that drafting a regional anti-human trafficking protocol to protect women and children would be a significant contribution to end the translational crime.

source: http://www.examiner.com/x-24740-Norfolk-Human-Rights-Examiner~y2009m10d30-Global-human-trafficking-highlights-Oct-30-2009

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