The Maldives has appeared on the Us State Department’s Tier Two Watch List for Human Trafficking for the third year in a row.
The report noted that in 2,011, “thirteen suspected victims of human trafficking and two suspected human traffickers were intercepted and deported in three cases of human trafficking identified at the Ibrahim Nasir International Airport (INIA). ”
The State Department’s report was swiftly followed by news articles in local media this week claiming that private companies and individuals had begun posting ‘cash Bounties’ for Absconded expatriate workers.
According to a report in Sun Online, notices had been posted in cafes windows and garages offering rewards of between Rf1000 (US $ 65) and Rf3000 (US $ 195) for information leading to the whereabouts of foreign nationals in hiding.
- US State Department report reveals children forced into prostitution in Ireland (irishcentral.com)
- Philippines investigates human trafficking to Syria (dailystar.com.lb)
- NZ urged to take action over human trafficking (radionz.co.nz)
- EU Outlines Anti-Human Trafficking Strategy (voanews.com)
- New York Daily News op-ed: Catholic groups are trying to fight human trafficking; we should set aside our politics to help them… (nydailynews.com)
- Pregnant Migrant Women in Thailand to be Sent Home (irrawaddy.org)
- Malta still not reaching US targets to stop human trafficking (timesofmalta.com)
- Human trafficking hearing in S.A. on Tuesday (mysanantonio.com)
- Russia charges U.S. report on human trafficking is biased (latimesblogs.latimes.com)