Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Human Trafficking In The News 3-7-12

Here is the latest installment of Human Trafficking in the news where we highlight stories of sex trafficking, forced labor, child exploitation and other human rights abuses. Thank you for keeping yourself educated on this subject, for actively pursuing justice for the victims of trafficking, and for never giving up as long as one person remains a slave. Click on the bold heading of each story for the entire articles.

Anna Gristina, soccer mom and brothel owner.
Soccer mom runs multi-million dollar brothel in New York: Anna Gristina, 44, an Ugg-wearing mother of 4 was caught on wiretaps claiming “to have made millions over the 15 or so years she has been in business as a madam". And according to the report, at least once, the married mom, who lives with her family in upstate Monroe, arranged a sexual encounter for a client in which “minors were involved".

Ugandan women being recruited into forced sex work in Malaysia: Hajah Noraihan, the honorary consul of Uganda in Malaysia, says more than 600 Ugandan women have been trafficked into the sex trade there. “They are conned into coming to Malaysia for high-paying jobs, which are non-existent,” says Noraihan “And when they go there, they are informed that they have to sell their bodies.” 

Somali immigrant gang kidnapped children, then trafficked them into the horrific world of sexual slavery in the very heartland of America -- Minnesota, Tennessee and OhioReal Clear Politics reports that in the indictments handed down, "the Somali gangsters who ran these sex trafficking rings (with girls as young as 12) used them to finance their lifestyle -- and to provide for their own sexual satisfactions as well."

12 of 29 Somalis arrested for underage sex trafficking.

KONY 2012 the new film and campaign by Invisible Children: The film aims to make child murderer and rapist Joseph Kony famous, not to celebrate him, but to raise support for his arrest and set a precedent for international justice. Watch the film below.


Moldova legalizes chemical castration for convicted pedophiles: "Moldova's parliament has voted in favor of compulsory chemical castration for pedophiles convicted of assaulting children under the age of 15. The law, which will come into effect on July 1, applies to foreign nationals as well as Moldovans. The Republic of Moldova is the poorest country in Europe. Sex slavery and organ trafficking are rife as mainstays of the economy, and prostitutes are the country's top export. According to Topix Moldova holds a rather dubious world record as the leading haven for pedophiles and sex traffickers. International sex tourists flock to the country but will now face chemical castration if caught and convicted of abusing children." (

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