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Wednesday, January 7, 2009

1.7.09 TRAFFICKING NEWS

Nelson Mandela said “education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” Fight trafficking every day by educating yourself and those around you. -Liz

Experts Say Ohio Plays Big Role in Human Trafficking

CLEVELAND -- Gov. Ted Strickland signed a new law that cracks down on human trafficking, and a NewsChannel5 investigation found that it is a much bigger problem than you might think, and Ohio plays a big role. In a small Geauga County town, investigators suspected women were being exploited by a human trafficking operation. Seven years ago, a NewsChannel5 investigation found women being sold into prostitution and brought into the United States. The discovery prompted Senate hearings…

For the full story please see newsnet5.com Link

30 Human Traffickers Arrested

INDONESIA -- The West Nusa Tenggara Police has uncovered 30 human trafficking cases in the past two months, rescuing 307 victims who would have been smuggled as migrant workers to the Middle East and Malaysia, it says. "We have named 30 suspects in the 30 cases, including five women," the provincial police detectives chief Snr. Comr. William Lamenng told reporters Tuesday. William said of the 307 victims, 185 were men who would have been sent to Malaysia and that the remaining 122 were women who would have been employed as domestic workers in Middle Eastern countries, such as Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Jordan…

For the full story please see the Jarartapost.com Link

2 comments:

Adam said...

Thanks for the link to the Ohio news article!

I just moved back to Ohio and I'm trying to figure out how to get involved here in the fight human trafficking movement, and this shows me that there is a huge problem here in Ohio.

Again, thank!

chloeadele said...

praising God for sparing those 307!