Tag Archives: human trafficking

‘Deport 15 women’ from Sierra Leone

KUWAIT CITY, July 18: The Interior Ministry has started investigations into the illegal entry of 15 expatriate women from Sierra Leone, reports Al- Anba daily. It has been reported these expatriate women entered the country on family visas under the sponsorship of Kuwaiti women without the latters’ knowledge. Family visas …

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Malaysia halts people-smuggling ship bound for Australia, New Zealand

Kuala Lumpur, May 6, 2018 (AFP) -Malaysia has arrested more than a dozen members of an alleged people trafficking syndicate after intercepting a ship carrying 127 Sri Lankan migrants believed to be bound for Australia and New Zealand, authorities said Saturday. Maritime authorities on Tuesday halted a modified tanker named …

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Court sentences Kuwaiti and two bedoun to life in prison for ‘human trafficking’

KUWAIT CITY, April 28: The Criminal Court has sentenced a Kuwaiti and two bedoun to life imprisonment for running two massage parlors in Mahboula and Abu Halifa and trafficking in humans, reports Al-Rai daily. The three men were arrested on Oct 17, 2017. According to court papers the suspects held …

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German police crack down on human trafficking, forced prostitution

FRANKFURT, April 18 (Reuters) – German police raided sites across the country on Wednesday in a crackdown on human trafficking and forced prostitution, federal police said on Twitter. It said the raid, which also involved Germany’s GSG9 special operations police unit, represented the biggest mass search in the history of …

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‘Kuwait taken series of steps to wipe out human trafficking’

KUWAIT CITY, March 24: Ensuring Kuwait has taken a series of steps to criminalize human trafficking and eradicate this practice, and understanding the significance of international cooperation to wipe out this crime are some of the points raised at a recent seminar on human trafficking organized inside Othman Abdul Malik …

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Indian singer Daler Mehndi convicted of trafficking jobseekers to America

NEW DELHI (AP) — A popular Indian pop singer was convicted of human trafficking and cheating Friday by a court that found he took money to pretend people were in his performance troupe so they could get jobs in North America. Daler Mehndi said he is innocent. The court in …

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India okays historic law to jail human traffickers for life

CHENNAI, India, March 1, (Agencies): India’s cabinet approved a tough new law which could jail human traffickers for life on Wednesday, giving a boost to efforts to crack down on the fast-growing crime. The Trafficking of Persons Bill, which will go to parliament for approval after it reconvenes in March, …

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Bid to combat human trafficking

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 23: “Kuwait has realized remarkable achievements in combating human trafficking and smuggling of immigrants, ensuring that human rights are observed. This has made the country an effective international member in the field of human rights,” reports Al-Qabas daily quoting Undersecretary of Ministry of Justice Abdullatif Al-Sare’a. He …

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Report saying Kuwait a nightmare for maids denied

Embassy not received any complaints: envoy KUWAIT CITY, Dec 30: In response to the claims that Kuwait is a “nightmare” for African domestic workers particularly a media report issued in Gabon which declared that women from Africa, Asia and Latin America are sold and treated like slaves in Kuwait, Assistant …

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Court acquits 2 Kuwaitis of forging official documents

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 30: The Criminal Court has acquitted two Kuwaiti citizens who work as dataentry clerks in the Manpower Evaluation Department of the Public Authority for Manpower and were accused of forging official documents — the data of a commercial company. The Public Prosecution had accused them of tampering …

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