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Japan PM says 'deeply pained' over WWII 'comfort women'
Japan PM says 'deeply pained' over WWII 'comfort women'

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe expressed his remorse over the sexual slavery of Asian women during World War II.

Japan PM says 'deeply pained' over WWII 'comfort women'
Actor and director Ben Affleck. ©REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni
Ben Affleck 'embarrassed' over slave-owning ancestors

Hollywood star Ben Affleck says he was "embarrassed" upon learning he had slaveholding ancestors.

Ben Affleck 'embarrassed' over slave-owning ancestors
©Reuters/Richard Lam
Canada expels 20 Hungarians for human trafficking

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.

Canada expels 20 Hungarians for human trafficking
Taiwanese woman jailed for trafficking Cambodian fishermen
Taiwanese woman jailed for trafficking Cambodian fishermen

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.

Taiwanese woman jailed for trafficking Cambodian fishermen
Photo courtesy of nv.kz
Three more people escape from slavery in Kazakhstan

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.

Three more people escape from slavery in Kazakhstan
Vladimir Galkin. Photo courtesy of kriminalka.kz
Escape after 12 years of slavery in Kazakhstan

A man has been kept in slavery for more than 12 years on a remote farm in Karaganda Oblast.

Escape after 12 years of slavery in Kazakhstan
©Reuters/Toby Melville
UK 'slave' women 'beaten, brainwashed' in 30-year ordeal

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.

UK 'slave' women 'beaten, brainwashed' in 30-year ordeal
Three women rescued in London 'after 30 years in slavery'
Three women rescued in London 'after 30 years in 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.

Three women rescued in London 'after 30 years in slavery'
©Reuters
Hong Kong domestic workers treated as 'slaves': Amnesty

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.

Hong Kong domestic workers treated as 'slaves': Amnesty
The meeting with Charge d'affaires of the U.S in Kazakhstan. 

Photo a courtesy of the press office of the Ministry of Justice.
Kazakhstan Justice Minister discusses fighting human trafficking with US diplomats

The attorney general Berik Imashev discussed human trafficking issues with the Charge d'affaires of the United States, John Ordway.

Kazakhstan Justice Minister discusses fighting human trafficking with US diplomats
©Reuters/Paulo Whitaker
New Global Slavery Index estimates 30 million affected

An estimated 30 million people worldwide are living in modern-day slavery.

New Global Slavery Index estimates 30 million affected
©REUTERS
Ten million children work as domestic servants: ILO

As many as 10.5 million children worldwide work as domestic servants, in what can be hazardous and even slave-like conditions.

Ten million children work as domestic servants: ILO
Brazil eyeing public service quotas for blacks
Brazil eyeing public service quotas for blacks

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.

Brazil eyeing public service quotas for blacks

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