'I was raped 43,200 times'
'I was raped 43,200 times'

Karla Jacinto, a 23-year-old victim of human trafficking in Mexico, was raped 43,200 times after being lured into prostitution at the tender age of 12.

Arun Jaitley to inaugurate conference on dealing with illicit fund flows
Arun Jaitley to inaugurate conference on dealing with illicit fund flows

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley will Monday inaugurate an international conference which will discuss scope for regional cooperation to effectively deal with illicit financial flows, mainly from tax frauds and human trafficking.

Human trafficking takes serious toll on mental health

Human trafficking is the recruitment and movement of people, by means such as deception and coercion, for the purposes of exploitation.

US child, 12, among 149 rescued from pimps: FBI

Law enforcement officials have rescued 149 minors, including one as young as 12, from US pimps in a nationwide crackdown on human trafficking, the Federal Bureau of Investigation said.

Centre bats for new comprehensive law on human trafficking

The Centre on Tuesday told the Supreme Court that instead of amending certain provisions in existing statutes, there was a need for a "comprehensive legislation" to tackle all aspects of human trafficking.

Human trafficking borderless, organised crime: Rajnath Singh

 Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Wednesday dubbed human trafficking as a "borderless, organised crime" and said that his ministry had put in place an effective mechanism to curb the menace.

Floods have made Assam source, transit point of trafficking: Kailash Satyarthi

 Assam has turned out to be both a source and a transit point for human trafficking rackets, mainly due destruction caused by flood and its aftermath almost every year, Nobel Peace laureate Kailash Satyarthi said on Sunday.

Maharashtra: 2 minor sisters rescued from flesh trade, mother held

Two minor sisters have been rescued from flesh trade in Munirpada area of Shilphata here, following which their mother was arrested.

`Africans slashed, Arabs thrashed` by migrant traffickers

Knife-wielding traffickers sealed migrants into the hull of a boat which sank off Libya, condemning them to drown after slashing or thrashing them depending on their ethnicity, according to survivor testimony reported on Friday.

'Obama administration politicised trafficking report on India'

US lawmakers have alleged that the Barack Obama administration has "politicised" its annual human trafficking report by improving the status of India, Malaysia and Cuba, despite "minimal progress" by their governments.

Senators concerned US `politicised` trafficking report

US lawmakers voiced concern Thursday that the State Department upgraded several countries` rankings in its annual human trafficking report for political reasons, particularly Malaysia which is negotiating a sweeping Pacific trade accord.

Mediterranean migrant crossings hit 224,000 in 2015: UN

Some 224,000 migrants and refugees have crossed the Mediterranean to Europe so far this year, the United Nations said Thursday, a day after more than 200 people were feared drowned trying to make the perilous journey.

21 Nepali women rescued in Delhi, two traffickers held

Twenty-one Nepali women, who were set to be sent to Dubai for the sex trade on the pretext of getting jobs, have been rescued following the arrest of two men involved in human trafficking, Delhi Police said on Wednesday.

Thailand aims for upgrade from US trafficking blacklist next year: PM
Thailand aims for upgrade from US trafficking blacklist next year: PM

Thailand is working flat out to combat human trafficking, Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha said on Tuesday, adding he hoped Thailand would be lifted from a US list of worst human trafficking centres next year.

US blasts Thailand, rewards Malaysia on trafficking

 Washington accused Russia and Thailand of failing to tackle human trafficking Monday, while praising progress in Malaysia and Cuba, in a report on a global scourge decried as "modern slavery."

44 human traffickers arrested, 39 rescued by Telangana Police

As many as 44 alleged human traffickers involved in a sex racket were arrested and 39 women, including eight minors, rescued from Maharashtra's Chandrapur by Crime Investigation Department (CID) wing of the Telangana Police.

243 trafficking cases reported from Chhattisgarh: Minister

As many as many as 243 cases of human trafficking were reported from the state since 2010, including 17 cases of selling girls and women through New Delhi-based placement firm agencies, Chhattisgarh Home Minister Ramsewak Paikra informed the Assembly here on Wednesday.

'Operation Muskan' brings four kids home in Jharkhand

In an endeavour to stop human trafficking and trace the missing kids below 18 years of age, the police in Jharkhand`s Latehar district on the orders of IG (CID) Sampat Meena rescued four children and handed them over to their family members under `Operation Muskan`.

Thai defamation trial opens for journalists over trafficking report

Two journalists, including an Australian editor, went on trial in Thailand Tuesday over a report they published implicating the navy in human trafficking, as the United Nations urged the junta-ruled nation to drop the case.

Calls grow for inquiry into alleged Australian people-smuggler payments
Calls grow for inquiry into alleged Australian people-smuggler payments

Calls grew on Monday for an inquiry into reports that Australian officials paid people-smugglers bound for Australia thousands of dollars to turn their boat back to Indonesia, with Jakarta and the United Nations also expressing serious concern.