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Monday 30 January 2023 Dublin: 7°C

# Human Trafficking

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# Human Trafficking
'An industry built on human misery' - in an uncertain world people smugglers are making billions
The waves of desperate people slipping across international borders every year has created a massive moneymaking opportunity for unscrupulous human traffickers.
# protective services
New specially trained garda units to investigate child abuse and domestic violence
Four new protective services units went live today.
# innovators
'Deal with the Wheels': These teenagers are leading the way on some of society's most important issues
A group of students will vie for the title of Young Social Innovators 2017 at the Convention Centre in May.
# on trial
Swiss man accused of abusing 80 boys in Thailand
He is accused of pushing some of the boys into prostitution.
# migrant crisis
Bodies of 74 people wash up on Libyan beach
Officials said there was no transport available to move the bodies and no cemetery to bury them in.
# Courts
Aer Lingus worker charged with organising human trafficking has passport seized
The Kildare man paid a bond of €2,000 and €20,000 independent surety.
# Human Trafficking
Two Aer Lingus employees and Chinese national in court over alleged illegal immigration operation
The three appeared before the Criminal Courts of Justice.
# Human Trafficking
People smuggling in Ireland: 'We need to ask, why are they taking this route?'
Yesterday, three men were arrested in connection with people smuggling queries – last year, 4,000 people were refused entry at Irish ports.
# Ukraine
'Caught red-handed': Teacher held for trying to sell 13-year-old schoolgirl
Galyna Kovalenko, 52, faces up to 15 years in jail if found guilty.
# Mistaken Identity
Lawyers for alleged human trafficker say photos of the 'real criminal' exonerate their client
Lawyers for the man have said he is the victim of a mistaken identity.
# Sexual Exploitation
Man (33) due in court in connection with human trafficking by criminal gangs
An investigation into human trafficking of Polish nationals by organised criminal groups for sexual exploitation began in February 2012.
# Human Trafficking
Man due in Dublin court as part of four-year sex trafficking probe
In 2012, gardaí identified a number of Polish women as victims of sexual exploitation.
# Exploitation
'One woman didn't even know she was in Ireland': The reality of being sold for sex
Women are trafficked across countries and continents – some having been sold by family members or friends.
# Portadown
Trafficking victims told by 'The Master' they would get new life - but were 'treated like dogs'
They were told they would get well-paid jobs and a new life in Northern Ireland.
# Navan
Six people, including teenage girl, arrested in connection with human trafficking in Meath
The Migrant Rights Centre has accused the government of hypocrisy over how it deals with undocumented migrants.
# Derry
Man arrested on suspicion of human trafficking after woman reported being raped
The woman went to police in Derry for help last night.
# Slavery
'A wake-up call': There are 800 people living in modern slavery in Ireland
This figure has more than doubled in the last two years.
# South Africa
Woman who tried to sell her baby online for €290 given suspended sentence
The mother tried to sell her 19-month-old son on Gumtree after her boyfriend stopped paying childcare costs.
# trafficked to ireland
Major investigation by The Guardian lays bare 'modern slavery' on Irish fishing trawlers
The year-long investigation says workers are being trafficked to Ireland.
# Human Trafficking
Arrest in Donegal 'highlights need for action on trafficking'
A man in his 40s has been arrested as part of an investigation into alleged human trafficking.
# Mediterranean
Ireland will NOT be taking part in a new EU mission to destroy migrant boats
The operation aims to ‘dismantle the business model’ of human traffickers.
# Migrants
Discovered: 139 grave sites and 28 abandoned detention camps used by people smugglers
National police chief Khalid Abu Bakar said it remained unclear how many bodies were buried.
# Cannabis growhouses
Trafficked woman was locked into cannabis growhouse from the outside
A court today found gardaí failed to identify the woman as a victim of human trafficking.
# Human Trafficking
Two men freed after cannabis arrest, saying they had been trafficked into Ireland
The judge found that the gardaí investigating the case were also investigating the claims that they had been trafficked.
# Human Trafficking
Some convicted migrants may have been forced to commit crimes by human traffickers
183 people were trafficked into Ireland in three years, a report shows.
# Prostitution
'Traffickers operate only to make money from human misery'
The Justice Minister at a garda conference today quoted victims of sex trafficking who had spoken about their experience with law enforcement in Ireland.
# PSNI
Man released over human trafficking investigation in Armagh
PSNI detectives are sending a file to the Public Prosecution Service following labour exploitation operation.
# Human Trafficking
Co Derry man arrested over death of Afghan migrant found in container
He is suspected of manslaughter and human trafficking offences.
# Armagh
Twenty trafficking victims rescued and three men arrested
The 14 men and 6 women range in age from 20 to 48.
# turn off the red light
Pimps 'taking advantage' of delay in new prostitution law
Twelve months have now passed since a Dáil committee recommended new laws that would see buyers of sex punished.
# having the chats
Archbishop Diarmuid Martin caught up with Pope Francis today in Rome
While attending a conference on human trafficking, the Pope was presented with a t-shirt which said “Turn Back Crime”.
# Action Plan
Are enough airline staff being trained to identify trafficking victims?
Irish airlines are being encouraged to use the online training resource, developed by the Justice Department.
Voices
Column: Sex buyers are the last link in chain of trafficking, abuse and rape
The result of 18 months of academic work shows the fear of being named and shamed in a local newspaper would be the greatest deterrent to buyers of sex, writes Nusha Yonkova.
# helping hand
Ross Kemp launches new support agency for human trafficking survivors
The organisation will help with financial advice, specialist legal advice, training, educational opportunities and housing support.
# Border Force
British officers will be looking out for potential slavery victims at airports
The anti-slavery teams will be in place from 1 April.
# Human Trafficking
Judge rules couple accused of sex slavery can be named
The two are accused of a number of offences against the women – one of whom has a severe learning disability.
# Exploitation
Authorities recorded 48 cases of human trafficking in 2012
The figure includes 19 Irish minors, all of whom were reported as victims of sexual exploitation.
# Human Trafficking
Couple who ran London prostitution ring to be sentenced today
Officers found 120 phones, 50 Polish identity cards and £24,000 in cash in the home of a couple who admit forcing women into prostitution.
Voices
Column: We have glimpsed the human misery which fills the pockets of Europe’s pimps and traffickers
We cannot pretend trafficking does not exist. Today experts from across the EU will meet for discussions in Dublin to support victims and bring the organised gangs to justice, writes Denise Charlton.
# brothel owners
Brothel-keepers guilty pleas welcomed by PSNI
The women travelled to Northern Ireland via Dublin from the Czech Republic and were forced to work in a brothel.