News How They Did It: Investigating the Trafficking of Girls from Nepal to the Gulf
22:02 | May 31, 2018
Sindhupalchok is only 50 miles north of Kathmandu but it’s not easy to get there. You have to travel through remote villages and over difficult terrain to reach the area. The craggy hills and lack of infrastructure means vehicles have limited access, leaving its denizens to walk an entire day to reach even the closest local market.
News Spain: Police Break up 'Huge Human Trafficking Ring' in Barcelona
00:10 | October 13, 2015
Spanish authorities have arrested 89 people in a crackdown on a large human trafficking network allegedly run by Chinese and Pakistani nationals.
Articles Mother Charged with Forcing Her Son to Beg on Yerevan Streets: Faces 7-12 Years Imprisonment
19:49 | December 18, 2014
Lousineh Arakelyan faces a 7-12 year prison stretch if found guilty of ‘trafficking’ her three year-old
Articles U.S. Sate Dept. Report Gives High Marks to Anti-Trafficking Measures in Armenia
11:13 | June 27, 2014
A June 20, 2014 report issued by the U.S. State Department looking into worldwide human trafficking
in 2013 has classified Armenia as a Tier 1 country – i.e., the government fully complies with the
Trafficking Victims Protection Act’s (TVPA) minimum standards.
News United States: 23 Convicted In Sex-Trafficking Case
16:17 | February 20, 2014
The dismantlement of a United States sex trafficking ring called Operation Dark Night resulted in 23 convictions and the rescue of 12 victims. Women were being forced into prostitution and traded between Georgia, Florida and the Carolinas.
News Mexico: Sex Traffickers Using Child Recruiters In Evolving Trade
19:27 | February 5, 2014
Sex traffickers in Mexico have reportedly begun using underage girls to recruit other minors for sexual exploitation, reflecting a broader trend of the increasing use of children by organized crime.
News Mexico: Coastal Drug Trafficking Up
16:51 | December 26, 2013
Maritime drug trafficking along the Pacific coast from Mexico to the United States has risen steeply in recent years as overland smuggling has become more difficult, a pattern little reported amid fanfare over the reemergence of the Caribbean drug route.
Articles From Attempting Suicide to Selling a Kidney
15:35 | July 24, 2013
Republican Party MP Vrezh Markosyan, who owns the Tigran Metz printing house, verified to
that Dunya is his sister and that she lives in Germany. As to who was her guest recently, he
News Organ Trafficking Ring Disrupted In Costa Rica
23:00 | June 20, 2013
Costa Rican police have dismantled an international organ trafficking ring with ties to
Eastern Europe that allegedly sold kidneys to patients in Israel.
News U.S. Report Gives Armenia Top Marks in Combating Human Trafficking
10:54 | June 20, 2013
On June 19, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry released the 2013 Trafficking in Persons (TIP) report, in
which Armenia’s status improved from Tier 2 to Tier 1.
Articles Trafficking Trial: Accused Gets Queasy in Court and is Hospitalized
11:29 | January 17, 2013
Once again, the trial of Gyumri resident Sousanna M., convicted of tracking in Trebizon, Turkey, had
to be postponed on January 15. At the last minute, the accused decided she wanted to switch her
Articles Gyumri Family Reunited: Boys Escape Clutches of Armenian Businessman in Russia
12:06 | January 11, 2013
Hetq readers may remember the harrowing tale of Gohar, a Gyumri mother of five, and two of her boys
who were essentially working as slave labourers in the Russian town of Lipovtsi, near Vladivostok.
News Dutch Hospital To Lead Organ Trafficking Probe
20:37 | November 17, 2012
A three-year international probe, based in the Netherlands, will investigate the illegal trafficking of human organs,
researchers announced on Thursday.
News Central America: Cocaine Still King
00:17 | October 3, 2012
Cocaine trafficking and associated violence are still the chief criminal issues affecting Central America, according
to a new UNODC threat assessment. But because of the increasingly inhospitable drug environment in Mexico,
thanks to a crackdown that began in 2006, traffickers have shifted their focus to new routes along the
Guatemala/Honduras border, the assessment said. Displacement to the Caribbean is also a threat.
News Bulgaria Top In Human Trafficking In Europe
23:08 | August 15, 2012
Bulgaria is one of the top European Union countries in terms of human trafficking, according to Bulgaria’s
National Committee for the Fight against Human Trafficking.
News Balkans: Shifting Landscape of Human Trafficking
11:38 | August 7, 2012
A raggedy child tap-dancing on the sidewalk in front of a box to collect coins. A man in a foreign country
far from his home working long hours at backbreaking labor. A young girl apparently doing endless
chores at a neighbor’s house in some rural neighborhood.
News Russia: Traffickers Send Cocaine By Mail
00:26 | July 31, 2012
Online cocaine trade in Russia is on the rise, and traffickers are increasingly relying on mail services to
deliver cocaine to buyers, RIA news reports.
News Bosnia: Human Trafficking Network Dismantled
23:12 | July 13, 2012
Bosnian, Croatian and Slovenian authorities working together have dismantled an organized crime
group that smuggled illegal migrants through the Balkans into Western Europe. The operation dubbed
“Loca” was conducted at the request of the State Prosecutor’s Office of Bosnia and Herzegovin and
nabbed 12 suspects.
News Trafficking in Persons Report 2012 on Armenia
22:45 | June 22, 2012
Armenia is a source country for women and girls subjected to sex trafficking, as well as a
source country for women and men subjected to forced labor. To a lesser extent it has been
a destination country for women subjected to forced labor. Women and girls from Armenia
are subjected to sex trafficking in the United Arab Emirates and Turkey, and within the
country. Armenian men and women are subjected to forced labor in Russia. Armenian boys
have been subjected to forced labor within the country. An NGO reported a new trend of
labor migrants withdrawing their children from school and taking them abroad as helpers;
these children are vulnerable to conditions of forced labor.
News Bulgarian Human Trafficking Network Dismantled
00:04 | June 16, 2012
Nine members of an international human trafficking network were arrested on Tuesday, Europol
announced. Law enforcement and judicial authorities of Bulgaria, Belgium, France and Poland
conducted a joint operation coordinated by Europol and the European Union’s Judicial Cooperation