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News: ICE Deports Mauritanians Back to Slavery. Katina French, Freedom United

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ICE is Deporting Mauritanians Back to Modern-Day Slavery
ICE is Deporting Mauritanians Back to Modern-Day Slavery
August 27, 2018


US Immigration and Customs Enforcement has deported dozens of undocumented black Mauritanians, sending them back to a country where race-based chattel slavery is rampant.
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North Korean Women Sold into Marriage Struggle to Bring Chinese Children ‘Home’
North Korean Women Sold into Marriage Struggle to Bring Chinese Children ‘Home’
August 29, 2018

The stories of North Korean defectors sold into marriage with Chinese men are complicated. Those that eventually make it to South Korea must endure the torment of leaving behind their children born to their Chinese husbands.
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Opinion: "Prison Labor is Modern Slavery. I've Been Sent to Solitary for Speaking Out"
Opinion: "Prison Labor is Modern Slavery. I've Been Sent to Solitary for Speaking Out"
August 23, 2018

“At the end of the civil war in 1865 the 13th amendment of the US constitution was introduced. Under its terms, slavery was not abolished, it was merely reformed,” writes inmate Kevin Rashid Johnson.
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Theresa May: UK Will Support Nigeria's Modern Slavery Victims
As the Prime Minister visited Nigeria, she unveiled new measures to support “victims who have suffered enormous trauma and are at high risk of being re-trafficked.”
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Scrapping China’s Two-Child Policy May Help Curb Bride Trafficking
As China considers ending the policy, the country may actually end up curbing forced marriage. The lack of women in China has fueled bride trafficking from Vietnam, Cambodia, Myanmar, and Laos.
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As US Strikes, Are New Zealand's Prisons Exploiting Inmates Too?
Inmates in New Zealand — who are disproportionately Maori — face almost identical conditions of abusive prison labor in the US, and those who refuse to work may even be denied parole.
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When Coming Out as Gay or Lesbian Leads to Forced Marriage
British NGO Karma Nirvana, which operates a hotline for victims of forced marriage, has seen an increase in calls from LGBT people, some of whom went through family-sanctioned exorcisms.
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UNHCR Cancels Chin Refugee Protections: Will it Fuel Human Trafficking?
The UN says the 30,140 ethnic Chin refugees in Malaysia can return home safely, but community leaders warn that those who lose their refugee status may be trafficked if they try to return to Myanmar.
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