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1 December 2013

Indonesian fishermen stranded in SA after horror story at sea [So. Africa]

Author: Sapa-AFP

[75] Indonesian fishermen who spent [three] months stranded in Cape Town's harbour...have been taken ashore...after being stuck at sea for years without pay...Some of the men say they were recruited by agents in Jakarta with promises of earning up to ...

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20 November 2013

Activists burst occupation profiteer SodaStream’s “feel-good” bubble (Israel & Palestine)

Author: Ali Abunimah, Electronic Intifada

[Business & Human Rights Resource Centre invited Soda Stream to respond. SodaStream declined to respond] SodaStream...the soft-drink machine is manufactured in Maale Adumim, one of Israel’s illegal West Bank colonies where Palestinian workers, with...

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20 November 2013

Israel & Palestine: NGOs protest against John Lewis Partnership for selling SodaStream amid boycott over alleges ties with Israeli settlements; includes company comments

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25 October 2013

UK food industry unites to tackle modern day slavery

Author: StockMarketWire.com

Leading organisations and industry bodies within UK food production, retail and horticulture have joined forces to tackle the scourge of modern day slavery, human trafficking, forced labour and other hidden migrant worker exploitation...In 2012, 29 per...

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23 October 2013

Modern-day Slavery

Author: Compiled by Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

18 October 2013 was Anti-Slavery Day

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21 October 2013

Captive Rohingya 'Now Being Sold By Thai Officials to People Traffickers'

Author: Chutima Sidasathian & Alan Morison, Phuketwan (Thailand)

Captive Rohingya are being smuggled out of Thailand in secret in sales deals negotiated between human traffickers and Immigration officials, Phuketwan has been told by well-informed sources. The unwanted boatpeople are being carried by local boats from...

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18 October 2013

Human trafficking gets life term in drive on slavery (UK)

Author: Tom Symonds, BBC News UK

A maximum life sentence for the worst cases of human trafficking and exploitation is to be introduced...The number of cases discovered in the UK has risen by 25% in the last year, according to government figures. Trafficking from Albania, Poland and...

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18 October 2013

Human trafficking: stories from the frontline

Author: Maeve Shearlaw, Guardian (UK)

World anti-slavery day [is] dedicated to raising awareness of people trapped in forced labour, manifestations of which are often referred to as modern-day slavery. To mark the day, we asked campaigners and activists around the world to nominate...

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18 October 2013

More than 17,000 modern-day “slaves” in Libya, says global report

Author: Libya Herald

With 17,693 people apparently living as modern-day slaves in Libya, according to the first-ever Global Slavery Index, the country is ranked by it as having the greatest prevalence of “slavery” in North Africa...Modern slavery takes many forms and is...

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18 October 2013

Newmarket/Stowmarket: Police officers visit business premises ahead of Anti-Slavery Day today (UK)

Author: Ross Bentley, EADT24

Officers went to premises in Stowmarket and Newmarket to make checks...and to talk to staff about their working and living conditions, as part of activities ahead of national Anti-Slavery Day...No major issues were found but officers took the...

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