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Human Trafficking Under Spotlight in South Africa

World  (tags: South Africa, Human Trafficking, sexual slavery, forced prostitution, exploitation, violence, death, rape, drugs, "clients", legislation )

- 3289 days ago -
Ermelo, South Africa - Police in this small town in eastern South Africa thought they had a problem with prostitutes they could solve in the usual way -- arrest the women and get them off the streets.


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. (0)
Friday April 16, 2010, 9:08 pm
Excellent. Thanks for putting this up, Marta.

Rose Becke (141)
Saturday April 17, 2010, 12:52 am
Thanks Marta noted

Marta A (55)
Sunday April 18, 2010, 2:28 pm
"Warrant Officer Magda Scholtz found herself doing something unusual. She talked to the women, curious about what had brought them to Ermelo. She found the problem was human traffickers.

A proposed South African law that has been years in the making creates a trafficking offense, punishable by life in prison. That's comparable to the possible sentencing under the racketeering and sex crimes laws that have been used in the past to prosecute traffickers.

In addition, the proposed law criminalizes, under certain circumstances, using the services of a trafficked person, providing premises for traffickers, transporting victims, and failing to report suspected cases.

Provisions to guard against deporting victims, provide them shelter and other aid and help them get compensation from traffickers also are laid out".

Past Member (0)
Sunday April 18, 2010, 5:32 pm
Noted and thank you.

Tekla Drakfrende (82)
Monday April 19, 2010, 9:04 am
no woman wants to become a prostitute......

Maira Sun (34)
Monday April 19, 2010, 11:41 am

Marianna M. (6)
Monday April 19, 2010, 2:14 pm
thank you

Lee J (41)
Monday April 19, 2010, 2:45 pm
Hectic! What a story! thank you for sharing...

linda b (186)
Monday April 19, 2010, 4:06 pm
Thanks for sharing.

Aaerelon Ablenas (4)
Monday April 19, 2010, 5:42 pm
Noted and thanks.

low beng kiat (128)
Monday April 19, 2010, 8:40 pm
May all living beings free from suffering.May all living beings be at peace.May all living beings happy.

"Everyone has a right to peaceful coexistence, the basic personal freedoms, the alleviation of suffering, and the opportunity to lead a productive life..."
-- Jimmy Carter

Matloob ul Hasan (81)
Monday April 19, 2010, 9:07 pm
Noted, thanks.

Antonio Amador (60)
Tuesday April 20, 2010, 3:17 am
Noted. Thank you

Becca Nyce (2)
Tuesday April 20, 2010, 6:21 pm
im glad u posted this. thank u

Deb W (3)
Wednesday April 21, 2010, 3:53 am
disturbing.... thanks for the post

Sandra Medeiros (0)
Wednesday April 21, 2010, 7:13 am
Unfortunately this happens all over the world.
Thank you for sharing

Tracey M (3)
Friday April 23, 2010, 4:51 pm
Thank you for sharing.
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