Human trafficking

June 28, 2018 - 10:56 am
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — A dozen countries on Thursday urged Romania not to adopt laws they say could undermine the rule of law and weaken the fight against terrorism and corruption. European Union members including France and Germany, joined by the U.S., Canada, Norway and Switzerland, called on...
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Defendants charged with involvement in the human smuggling case known as the Parndorf-case listen to the verdict at Kecskemet Court of Justice in Kecskemet, 85 kms southeast of Budapest, Hungary, Thursday, June 14, 2018. The Hungarian court has sentenced four human traffickers to 25 years in prison each for their roles in the 2015 case in which 71 migrants suffocated to death in the back of a refrigerated truck found on an Austrian highway. (Sandor Ujvari/MTI via AP)
June 14, 2018 - 3:04 pm
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — A Hungarian court on Thursday sentenced four human traffickers to 25 years in prison each for their roles in the 2015 case in which 71 migrants suffocated to death in the back of a refrigerated truck found on a highway in Austria. The principal defendant, an Afghan man, and...
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June 14, 2018 - 9:24 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Legislation designed to help prosecutors go after sex traffickers has cleared the New York Legislature and awaits action by Gov. Andrew Cuomo. New York and Alabama are now the only states whose trafficking laws generally require victims to testify in court. In New York, that's...
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This June 12, 2018 photo released Wednesday, June 13, 2018 by French NGO "SOS Mediterranee" shows migrants being transferred from the Aquarius ship to Italian Coast Guard boats, in the Mediterranean Sea. Italy dispatched two ships Tuesday to help take 629 migrants stuck off its shores on the days-long voyage to Spain in what is forecast to be bad weather, after the new populist government refused them safe port in a dramatic bid to force Europe to share the burden of unrelenting arrivals. (Kenny Karpov/SOS Mediterranee via AP)
June 14, 2018 - 8:46 am
PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the flow of migrants into Europe (all times local): 2:45 p.m. Italy's premier says he has had a "very cordial" chat with the French president and confirmed the two will meet in Paris on Friday despite tensions between the countries over Italy's handling of the Aquarius...
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June 12, 2018 - 4:03 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A federal judge has denied bail for the founder of a purported self-help group who's accused of sex-trafficking and branding women with his initials. Keith Raniere appeared Tuesday in a Brooklyn court. Prosecutors accuse Raniere of forming a barbaric secret society within NXIVM (...
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June 06, 2018 - 12:35 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Lawyers for the jailed founder of a self-help group in New York say the government is acting like the "morality police" in his sex-trafficking case. The accusation was made in court papers filed late Tuesday seeking the release of Keith Raniere on $10 million bond. Federal...
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June 05, 2018 - 4:48 am
BERLIN (AP) — Authorities in southern Germany have arrested two Syrian men on suspicion of people smuggling. Prosecutors in Stuttgart say the two men, aged 31 and 33, were arrested in the nearby Ludwigsburg region. Police also searched 10 premises in two German states. Prosecutors said Tuesday that...
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May 07, 2018 - 10:50 am
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Five members of international aid groups have gone on trial in Greece for allegedly attempting to illegally bring migrants into the European Union country. The three Spanish and two Danish men were arrested in January 2016 on the eastern Aegean Sea island of Lesbos, where the...
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May 06, 2018 - 9:59 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — No one disputes that a 15-year-old Ohio girl involved in the slaying of a man during a robbery five years ago was at one time, in the words of the state's Supreme Court chief justice, "a forced sex slave." What is up for debate before the Ohio Supreme Court is the impact of...
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May 06, 2018 - 9:56 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Supreme Court is deciding whether a juvenile judge should have considered the impact of a teenage girl's forced prostitution on her role in a fatal robbery. At issue is the 2013 slaying of an Akron man and the wounding of another in a robbery prosecutors say the girl...
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