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April, 2017


African migrants seeking Europe sold as ‘slaves’ for $200

April 25, 2017 ·  By Agence France-Presse for newsinfo.inquirer.net

Men wait to disembark from the Italian Coast Guard vessel “Dattilo” following a rescue operation of migrants and refugees at sea, on February 1, 2016, in the port of Messina, Sicily. African migrants trying to reach Europe are being sold into slavery in Libya, including for sex, for as little as $200, international monitors said Tuesday, citing testimony from victims. AFP

GENEVA, Switzerland — African migrants trying to reach Europe are being sold into slavery in Libya, including for sex, for as little as $200, international monitors said Tuesday, citing testimony from victims. Having paid human traffickers in the hope of finding a better life many instead were held hostage and their families extorted for ransom. […]

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CCTV shows mother who staged baby’s death get ‘thumbs up’ before carrying body onto London bus

April 24, 2017 ·  By Rachel Roberts for www.independent.co.uk

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Drug-addicted pair found guilty of causing daughter’s death before ‘naive’ attempt to cover up their crime CCTV footage has emerged showing a mother carrying her dead baby on to a bus as her partner gives her a thumbs-up, as part of an attempt to stage their daughter’s death. Rosalin Baker, 25, boarded the bus with […]

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China remains world’s biggest executioner—Amnesty Int’l

April 21, 2017 ·  By Agence France-Presse for newsinfo.inquirer.net

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BEIJING—China executed more people in 2016 than all other nations combined, Amnesty International said Tuesday, as death penalties in the world decreased overall. The human rights organization estimates the Asian giant alone killed “thousands” of people, a figure based on examinations of court records and news reports. All other countries together executed at least 1,032 […]

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Fighting for Justice

April 21, 2017 · 

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Fighting for Justice Fr. Shay Cullen, mssc 20 April 2017 They were only fourteen years old and intrigued with the teenage urge to know and experience everything. They fell for the bait of the trafficker. He was able to give them money and gifts and one by one he had them join a “fraternity,” a […]

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Danish man charged with ordering the sexual abuse of 346 children

April 20, 2017 ·  By Shehab Khan for www.independent.co.uk

A Danish man has been charged with ordering the sexual abuse of 346 Filipino children. 

The 70-year-old from Brøndy, a suburb of Copenhagen, allegedly ordered the abuse of children and had it streamed to his computer. 

He is involved in what is thought to be the world’s biggest case of on-demand sexual assaults committed over the internet.

It is thought to be world’s biggest case of on-demand sexual assaults committed over the internet A Danish man has been charged with ordering the sexual abuse of 346 Filipino children. The 70-year-old from Brøndy, a suburb of Copenhagen, allegedly ordered the abuse of children and had it streamed to his computer. He is involved […]

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Child refugees in Europe ‘forced to sell bodies’ to pay smugglers

April 19, 2017 ·  By Diane Taylor for www.theguardian.com

Young people inside a refugee camp in north-east Greece. Photograph: Patrick Kingsley for the Guardian

Governments urged to end ‘most heinous human rights violation’ as report finds widespread sexual exploitation of migrant children in Greece Unaccompanied child refugees in Greece desperate to reach the UK and other parts of northern Europe are being forced to sell their bodies in order to pay smugglers to help them with their journeys, according […]

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UP offers honorary doctorate degree to Duterte

April 19, 2017 ·  By Marc Jayson Cayabyab for newsinfo.inquirer.net

The UP Oblation at the etnrance of the Diliman campus. (File photo from Philippine Daily Inquirer)

The University of the Philippines has offered a Doctor of Laws, honoris causa, degree to President Rodrigo Duterte, despite questions on his campaign against drugs. The UP Board of Regents (BOR), the university’s highest policy making body, has offered Duterte the honorary doctor of laws degree as part of tradition, according to Chairperson Patricia Licuanan […]

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‘Satisfaction’ with war on drugs drops – SWS survey

April 19, 2017 ·  By Bea Cupin for www.rappler.com

TOKHANG. Police implement Oplan TokHang, a literal door-to-door knock-and-plead operation that targets suspected drug users and pushers. It aims to curb demand. File photo by Noel Celis/AFP

(UPDATED) In a March 2017 Social Weather Stations survey, President Rodrigo Duterte’s war on drugs gets a ‘very good’ net satisfaction rating, an 11-point drop from 3 months back MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – While most Filipinos support President Rodrigo Duterte’s war on drugs, their “satisfaction” with the campaign dropped 11 points, according to a March […]

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Crucial agreement

April 19, 2017 ·  By Philippine Daily Inquirer for opinion.inquirer.net

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Amid the shifting conditions of the historic bond shared by the Philippines and the United States, they signed an agreement that is absolutely crucial. The two countries signed on April 11 the Child Protection Compact (CPC), which is aimed at reinforcing the battle against child abuse and trafficking. Under the agreement, the United States will […]

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1 in 3 Filipino kids still malnourished, stunted – study

April 19, 2017 ·  By Patty Pasion for www.rappler.com

SATIATING HUNGER. Children wait their turn at a feeding program for informal settlers in Quezon City. File photo by Rolex dela Peña/ EPA

The study also notes that 20% of kids under 5 years old die due to poor health services MANILA, Philippines – Poor nutrition remains a major problem in the Philippines with 3.4 million children found to be stunted and over 300,000 underweight – all under 5 years old. A study released by the Inter-Agency Regional […]

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