December 10, 2023

Arrests in Indonesia, but organ trafficking continues

September 10, 2023

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Organ trafficking
Arrests in Indonesia, but organ trafficking continues
Twelve people have been arrested as suspects in a transnational organ trafficking ring. They are accused of having lured as many as 122 Indonesian nationals to Phnom Penh, Cambodia, where their kidneys were illegally harvested in Preah Ket Mealea Hospital and sold. Read more…
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Human trafficking
 Darien Gap: facing danger in the search for safety
The dense jungle between Panama and Colombia, referred to as the Darien Gap, is being crossed by an unprecedented number of migrants and refugees. Over 330,000 people have crossed  since the start of 2023, making it the highest annual figure recorded to date, one in five being a child. Crossing comes with great risk of human trafficking, physical, and sexual violence. Read more…
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Prison slaveryWhat’s the difference between prison work programs and sweatshops?
Prison labor is a silent but significant contributor to the American economy. Within prison walls, the knowledge of prison worker exploitation is openly discussed. “I truly believe that no dignified American would risk at times safety, life, and limb in exchange for barely a dollar per day.” Read more…
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