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# Trafficking

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# 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.
# Texas
An Irish man has been extradited to the US for trafficking rhinoceros horns
Patrick Sheridan was originally arrested in the UK in January.
# Trafficking
From Vietnam to Mountjoy: Shackled by debt, trafficked and trapped in an Irish growhouse
Q’s story is terrifying and heartbreaking, as well as a look at the failure of global laws.
# Slovakia
Four women trafficked into UK, treated like pieces of meat and sold into sham marriages
The ringleader is known as Romeo.
# people smuggling
What do you do when people smuggler is the best job you can get?
“If one of them falls, the others tap on the roof and I stop the van.”
# turn off the red light
Failure to crack down on sex trafficking will make communities 'safe havens for pimps'
The National Women’s Council of Ireland has called for stronger anti-trafficking measures.
# Essex
Two pregnant women found among 68 trafficked in containers
The four men driving the vehicles have been arrested on suspicion of breaking immigration laws.
# Bali Nine
Australian drug smugglers make last-ditch attempt to avoid death by firing squad
Australians Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew Chan, the ringleaders of the so-called “Bali Nine” drug trafficking gang, were sentenced to death in 2006 for trying to smuggle heroin out of Indonesia.
# 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.
# Sex Workers
Over 300 women affected by trafficking and prostitution needed help last year
That is an 18% increase on 2012.
# 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.
# Operation Archimedes
Gardaí team up with Europol in operation that saved 30 children from trafficking
Over 1,000 arrests were made across the EU and most arrests made in Ireland were for burglary offences.
# Trafficking
Fears for 500 on sunken boat as two Palestinian migrants are rescued in Mediterranean
The UN has estimated that 2,200 people have drowned crossing the seas since June.
# Slavery
Trafficked Asian nationals forced into drug trade are getting tougher sentences than Irish - MRCI
Today is United Nations World Day against Trafficking in Persons.
# crime gangs
Gardaí believe sex traffickers use voodoo rituals on their victims
Seven victims of human trafficking were identified in Ireland over the past 48 hours.
Opinion: An EU coastguard for the Mediterranean could save lives and national budgets
There is a tragedy unfolding in the Mediterranean – and it’s not just the responsibility of southern European states.
# Civil Rights
Education, training and legal help all lacking for trafficking victims - Immigrant Council of Ireland
The ICI spoke to the Seanad and have outlined how over half of those trafficked to Ireland do not get access to proper supports.
# Forced Labour
The State is failing to spot victims of trafficking, here's why...
There is still a general onus on victims to self-report according to the ESRI.
# Forced Labour
'Strongest response possible' needed to combat human trafficking in Ireland
The Immigrant Council of Ireland is calling for a range of measures to be introduced in Ireland’s next anti-trafficking plan.
# 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.
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.
# 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.
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.
# News Fix
Here’s What Happened Today: Wednesday
Today everyone’s been talking about the sentencing of Liam Adams, the body found in Kerry and hospital staff top-ups.
# Sexual Exploitation
Pilot scheme trains airline and airport crew to better spot human trafficking
Developed by the Immigrant Council of Ireland, it’s hoped the project will be rolled out throughout Europe.
# Courts
British couple jailed for rape and trafficking of deaf girl
The girl, who could not speak, was trafficked from Pakistan to work as a servant.
# Trafficking
Girl found outside GPO may be a victim of sex trafficking
The young teenager is now in the care of the HSE as gardaí search for clues to her identity.
Column: Human trafficking and forced prostitution is continuing in Ireland
Forget the myths you’ve heard about ‘happy prostitutes’ – the reality is that adults and children are in a living hell right now after being trafficked into Ireland for sexual exploitation, writes Denis Charlton.
# CyberPsychology
New research centre to focus on trafficking, child safety and cyberbullying
The RCSI launched its CyberPsychology Research Centre this week.
# United States
FBI busts underage prostitution ring saving 105 children, arresting 150 pimps
Most of the freed youths are young teenagers aged 13 to 16, said Ronald Hosko, assistant director of the FBI’s Criminal Investigative Division.
# Zetas Drug Cartel
Mexico captures boss of vicious Zetas drug cartel
Miguel Angel Trevino has been described as a brutal killer who liked to “stew” his enemies by plunging them in containers of oil and fuel that he would then set alight.
Column: Modern day slavery exists in many aspects of Irish life
Today, with the passing of the Human Trafficking Amendment Bill, we are one step closure to ending slavery in our country, writes Aoife Murphy.
# Forced Labour
Extra Dáil sitting to pass laws against human trafficking
TDs are being hauled in on a Friday to pass legislation which gives a new legal definition to “forced labour”.
# Slavery
Trafficked worker in Ireland: I was threatened, confined and treated as a slave
Over 180 cases of modern day slavery have been uncovered here in the last six years and victims are calling for protection in the law.
# Abuse
Man charged with rape, child sexual grooming and trafficking offences in Armagh
A 25-year-old man will appear in court this morning charged in connection with multiple sexual offences.
# Human Trafficking
Shatter publishes human trafficking bill to tackle forced begging
The Immigrant Council of Ireland welcomed the bill but said trafficking for sexual exploitation remains the most predominant form.
# Trafficking
New report on human trafficking highlights low number of prosecutions
The Immigrant Council of Ireland said this shows a “clear need for a fresh approach to identifying victims”.
# Prostitution
One in four sex buyers have met trafficked, controlled or underage females - survey
The news comes as part of an online survey that was conducted by the Immigrant Council of Ireland.
# Drugs
Ireland has one of highest rates of cocaine use in Europe - report
The report also suggests Ireland is an entry point for Moroccan cannabis resin into Europe.