Human trafficking

The Spanish NGO's Proactiva Open Arms vessel is seen at harbor at the port of Pozzallo, in the southern Italian island of Sicily, Monday, March 19, 2018. The NGO’s migrant rescue ship has been put under sequester by prosecutors’ orders, Sunday, March 18 in Pozzallo, where the vessel brought 216 migrants it had rescued last week in the Mediterranean north of Libya. (AP Photo/Alessio Tricani)
March 19, 2018 - 4:38 pm
ROME (AP) — The head of a Spanish aid group said Monday that he fears several staff members could be charged with human trafficking after they refused to hand over rescued migrants to the Libyan coast guard and took them to Italy instead. Proactiva Open Arms founder Oscar Camps told reporters in...
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February 26, 2018 - 6:36 pm
LINTHICUM, Md. (AP) — A New York man is accused of assault and profiting off three women engaging in prostitution in Maryland. Anne Arundel County police said in a release Monday that Vice Unit detectives conducting a prostitution sting arrested 34-year-old Ondray Lamar Pleasant on Feb. 22. The...
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In this photo taken on Sunday Feb. 18, 2018 photo, refugees and migrants wait to be rescued by aid workers of the Spanish NGO Proactiva Open Arms, after leaving Libya trying to reach European soil aboard an overcrowded rubber boat, 60 miles north of Al-Khums, Libya. (AP Photo/Olmo Calvo)
February 20, 2018 - 10:16 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on migrant issues in Europe (all times local): 4:15 p.m. A Greek court in the northern city of Thessaloniki has convicted a Palestinian man of running a major migrant-smuggling ring and sentenced him to 13 years in prison. Judges ruled Tuesday that 29-year-old Jamal Owda...
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January 31, 2018 - 5:33 am
BERLIN (AP) — German police arrested three suspects during an operation Wednesday against a group that is believed to have smuggled at least 160 migrants into Germany over recent months. Raids were staged in four German states Wednesday, federal police spokesman Christian Meinhold said. Two...
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January 31, 2018 - 3:35 am
BERLIN (AP) — German police say they have arrested three suspects during raids against a group that is believed to have smuggled at least 160 migrants into Germany over recent months. Federal police spokesman Christian Meinhold said raids were staged in four German states Wednesday. Two suspects...
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January 29, 2018 - 11:57 am
Ohio Sen. Rob Portman has donated money he received from Steve Wynn, the Las Vegas billionaire accused of sexual misconduct, to charities aimed at stemming human sex-trafficking, his office said Monday. Wynn resigned Saturday as the Republican National Committee's finance chairman after a Wall...
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January 20, 2018 - 10:40 am
ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — Police in Croatia and Slovenia say they have busted a human trafficking operation and released dozens of mostly Chinese nationals who were forced to work in illegal call centers. Croatian police said Saturday they have detained two Croatian and two Chinese citizens accused of...
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FILE - In this April 25, 2016, file photo, Sorihin, a foreign fisherman who was granted a U.S. visa as a victim of human trafficking in San Francisco, shows a finger he injured while fishing aboard a U.S.-flagged fishing boat in the Pacific. Attorneys for Sorihin, who uses just one name, and Abdul Fatah told The Associated Press on Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018, that they settled their lawsuit against Thoai Van Nguyen, the California-based owner and captain of the Sea Queen II. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
January 04, 2018 - 4:29 am
A human trafficking lawsuit just settled between two Indonesian fishermen and an American boat owner will not impact nearly 800 other foreign fishermen in Hawaii's fleet who are banned from leaving boats when the vessels reach shore, industry officials say. The 130 commercial fishing boats based in...
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FILE - In this April 25, 2016, file photo, Sorihin, a foreign fisherman who was granted a U.S. visa as a victim of human trafficking in San Francisco, shows a finger he injured while fishing aboard a U.S.-flagged fishing boat in the Pacific. Attorneys for Sorihin, who uses just one name, and Abdul Fatah told The Associated Press on Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018, that they settled their lawsuit against Thoai Van Nguyen, the California-based owner and captain of the Sea Queen II. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
January 04, 2018 - 3:17 am
A human trafficking lawsuit just settled between two Indonesian fishermen and an American boat owner will not impact nearly 800 other foreign fishermen in Hawaii's fleet who are banned from leaving boats when the vessels reach shore, industry officials say. The 130 commercial fishing boats based in...
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FILE - In this Nov. 6, 2015, file photo, a foreign fishing crew checks for damage on the Sea Queen IIA at Fisherman's Wharf in San Francisco. Two Indonesian fishermen ran away from the vessel’s sister ship, the Sea Queen II, which is owned by the same captain, when it was berthed here. Attorneys for the fishermen said they settled their lawsuit against Thoai Van Nguyen, the California-based owner and captain of the ships, Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)
January 03, 2018 - 8:25 pm
Two Indonesian fishermen who say they were enslaved on an American fishing boat have settled their lawsuit against the vessel's owner seven years after escaping and receiving special U.S. visas as victims of human trafficking, their lawyers told The Associated Press on Wednesday. The attorneys said...
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