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  1. 1. news | 27 Jan 2015

    Over 10,000 sue Japan paper over sex slavery reports

    By AFP

    » TOKYO - More than 10,000 people are suing Japan's leading liberal newspaper over stories on Tokyo's system of wartime sex slavery, which they say have stained their reputation as Japanese nationals.

  2. 2. opinion | 03 Jan 2015

    Can Thailand free its modern-day slaves?

    Human trafficking

    Newspaper section: News

    » In 1905, King Chulalongkorn enacted an historic law that abolished slavery in Thailand, then known as Siam. The slaves were freed. The US government also ended slavery in America by granting freedom to slaves.

  3. 3. news | 23 Dec 2014

    IS sex slavery pushes Iraqi victims to suicide

    By AFP

    » Women and girls from Iraq's Yazidi religious minority have told rights activists they were beaten and forced into sexual slavery by the Islamic State jihadist group, driving some to suicide.

  4. 4. news | 27 Dec 2014

    Dollar mortgage holders urge Russia to end 'financial slavery'

    By AFP

    » MOSCOW - When Olga Savelyeva took out a $226,000 mortgage to buy a small apartment on the outskirts of Moscow in 2008, she could never have imagined that the ruble would lose more than half its value in a few short years...

  5. 5. opinion | 26 Dec 2014

    End graft to end slavery


    Newspaper section: News

    » The government's plans to issue more rules and regulations to combat human trafficking are bound to come to nothing when the crux of the problem remains untouched — corruption.

  6. 6. opinion | 12 Dec 2014

    Stop slavery on our shores


    Newspaper section: News

    » Mention slave labour on Thai commercial trawlers, and it evokes the images of victimised migrant workers from Myanmar and Cambodia. But recent rescue missions by labour rights groups have revealed that Thai men — and boy...

  7. 7. business | 08 Dec 2014

    Enslaved in a modern world

    Newspaper section: Asia focus

    » Behind the glamour of Asia's economic rise there still lurks modern-day slavery, with estimated 23.5 million people forced to work in various businesses operating throughout the region.

  8. 8. learning | 30 Jun 2014

    Working on a fishing boat from hell: a true story

    About labour & the law

    By Jon Fernquest

    » Myanmar worker tells story of working on Thai fishing boat after falling victim to police human trafficking gang & finally returning, unlike others, after 23 months of slavery.

  9. 9. learning | 03 Mar 2014

    Academy Awards Best Picture 2014 (video)

    About entertainment

    By Jon Fernquest

    » 12 Years a Slave, based on real history of man kidnapped & sold into slavery, unlikely winner, over $100 million earnings for this independent production.

  10. 10. learning | 21 Jun 2013

    Modern-day slavery in Thailand

    About crime

    By Jon Fernquest

    » In fight against sex trafficking & forced labour no progress made last year, 305 cases in 2012 but only 27 prosecuted & just 10 convictions.

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