slavery

Major U.K. Hotels Hilton, Shiva Join Fight Against Modern Slavery

By Lin Taylor LONDON, Nov 30 – Hotels across Britain are joining forces to fight modern slavery in an initiative to be unveiled on Wednesday that will encourage staff and guests to help spot signs of trafficking in hotel foyers and corridors. Major hotel groups, including the Hilton and Shiva Hotels, will pledge to examine

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Enslaved Teen Boys Dial for Help from Indian Shoe Factory

By Anuradha Nagaraj CHENNAI, India, Oct 30 – Police have rescued 10 teenage boys, allegedly trafficked and held in bondage in a shoe-sole factory in the southern Indian state of Karnataka, after a tip-off from a children’s helpline. Hundreds of children, mostly from poor rural areas of northern Indian states like Bihar, are brought to

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Olympic Housing Built on Slave Burial Ground Angers Descendants

By Chris Arsenault and Jo Griffin RIO DE JANEIRO, Aug 8 – Looking out at the new concrete buildings housing international journalists covering the 2016 Olympics, Adilson Almeida cannot hide his anger: he says they were built on a burial ground of his ancestors – Brazil’s former slaves. A local leader of the Quilombo do

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About 3,500 Slaves Held by Daesh in Iraq – U.N. Report

By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA, Jan 19  – An estimated 3,500 people, mainly women and children, are believed to be held as slaves in Iraq by Daesh militants who impose a harsh rule marked by gruesome public executions, the United Nations said on Tuesday. The militant group, which also controls large parts of neighbouring Syria, has committed

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Daesh Issues Detailed Ruling on Female Slaves

By Jonathan Landay, Warren Strobel and Phil Stewart WASHINGTON, Dec 29 (Reuters) – Daesh theologians have issued an extremely detailed ruling on when “owners” of women enslaved by the extremist group can have sex with them, in an apparent bid to curb what they called violations in the treatment of captured females. The ruling or fatwa

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