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April, 2002


Easter Bummer For M&M

April 14, 2002 · 

Rights Group Pressure M&M On Fair Trade Cocoa New York — Non-profit organisation Global Exchange recently planned a campaign intended to pressure privately held chocolate manufacturer M&M/Mars to use so-called “fair trade certified” cocoa beans. Declaring that cocoa farmers in West African states receive inadequate pay for their crop and that slave labourers are used […]

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Nearly 5 Million Children Forced To Work In Zimbabwe

April 14, 2002 · 

Nearly 5 million children in Zimbabwe between the age of five and 17 years are being forced to work in several sectors of the economy against their will, reveals survey report. The National Child Labour Survey was carried out by the Ministry of Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare, the Central Statistics Office and the […]

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Philippine News Digest 137

April 10, 2002 · 

Contents: Army troops kill rights group leader Secret marshals deployed in South Cotabato 70 minors arrested for stealing fish US senators deny toxic waste contamination in Clark, Subic 13.4 million families are poor Army troops kill rights group leader The deputy secretary general of the human rights group Karapatan based in Mindanao, and three of […]

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Aid Workers Caught in African Child Sex Scandal

April 6, 2002 · 

Widespread sexual abuse of children by relief agency staff have been uncovered by an investigation by the U.N. High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) and Save The Children (SCF). The UNHCR and SCF released the findings before the report was complete because of the disturbing nature of the allegations the scope of the problem, and the […]

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Child Sex Trade is Still Growing

April 6, 2002 · 

THE number of children being smuggled into Britain as sex slaves is growing.

The UK is among the eight leading ‘receiver’ nations for the youngsters from Eastern Europe and Africa, according to two new reports.

They estimate there are up to 10,000 children unaccompanied in Britain.

Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Norway and the Netherlands were also singled out.

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Operation Artus

April 6, 2002 · 

In early March the United States and 10 other countries began seizing computers and videos as part of an international raid to break up a child pornography ring. The investigation called Operation Artus begain in November 2001. Agents of the German national police discovered that a German man had been exchanging child pornography over the […]

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Operation Candyman

April 6, 2002 · 

In yet another successful operation, the FBI recently announced that over 89 persons in over 20 US states have been charged in the first phase of a nation wide crackdown on the proliferation of child pornography on the Internet. During the course of this investigation known as Operation Candyman over 266 searches were conducted with […]

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Operation Wonderland Aussie jailed for 3 years

April 6, 2002 · 

An Australian who was part of the international child pornography ring, Wonderland, has been jailed for 3 years. David Alec Baines 37, one of two Western Australians prosecuted for involvement in Wonderland, was found with over 200 images on his home and work computers which detailed stories about sex with children and a chat log […]

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Journalist in Court for Paedophilia

April 6, 2002 · 

A New Zealand political commentator and talkback radio host has been granted bail but told not to contact a 14 year old girl again after he allegedly sexually abused her after an Internet chat room meeting. Rex James Wilderstrom, a Wellington journalist and former press secretary to New Zealand First leader Winston Peters, appeared in […]

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The Australian connection

April 6, 2002 · 

In 1999 Australian accountant Mark Mutch was sentenced in Fiji to 7 years for sexual crimes against Fijian children. In May 2000 Robert Marlow was sentenced to 3 years in Australia under the child sex tourism law for sexually abusing children in Fiji.

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