Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe expressed his remorse over the sexual slavery of Asian women during World War II.
Hollywood star Ben Affleck says he was "embarrassed" upon learning he had slaveholding ancestors.
Canada announced the extradition of 20 Hungarians convicted in what authorities described as the largest human trafficking case in Canadian history, for forcing eastern European refugee claimants into slavery.
A Taiwanese woman was on Tuesday jailed for 10 years by a Cambodian court for trafficking hundreds of people to work in slave-like conditions on fishing boats off Africa.
The story of a Karaganda resident Vladimir Galkin, who told that he was kept in slavery for about 12 year on a remote farm, has got a continuation.
A man has been kept in slavery for more than 12 years on a remote farm in Karaganda Oblast.
Three women held captive in a London house for 30 years were beaten and brainwashed, police said Friday, as Britain struggled to comprehend its worst case of modern-day slavery.
Three traumatised women have been rescued from a house in London after being held as slaves for at least 30 years with one of them having spent her entire life in servitude, police said Thursday.
Amnesty International on Thursday condemned the "slavery-like" conditions faced by thousands of Indonesian women who work in Hong Kong as domestic staff, accusing authorities of "inexcusable" inaction.
The attorney general Berik Imashev discussed human trafficking issues with the Charge d'affaires of the United States, John Ordway.
An estimated 30 million people worldwide are living in modern-day slavery.
As many as 10.5 million children worldwide work as domestic servants, in what can be hazardous and even slave-like conditions.
President Dilma Rousseff wants to introduce public service quotas for black Brazilians as a way to repay a historic debt for centuries of slavery and discrimination.
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