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Slavery News Weekly: 31 May 2018

May. 31, 2018 / In the news Christopher Zoia / @Freedom_Fund

Each week the Freedom Fund compiles the most insightful and timely news stories about modern slavery. Check out what we’re reading in this week’s roundup of top slavery articles.

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Human trafficking victim, forced to work 10 years for no pay, awarded $8 million by federal judge
Washington Post, 30 May 2018
A woman who was trafficked for 10 years as an unpaid labourer in various cities across the United States has been awarded nearly $8 million in damages by a federal judge in Kansas, believed to be the largest trafficking-related verdict in U.S. history.

African migrants report torture, slavery in Algeria
Thomson Reuters Foundation, 30 May 2018
Dozens of Africans say they were sold for labour and trapped in slavery in Algeria in what aid agencies fear may be a widening trend of abusing migrants headed for a new life in Europe.

Thousands enslaved in forced marriages across UK, investigation finds
The Guardian, 28 May 2018
More than 3,500 reports of forced marriage were made to police over a three-year period, a Guardian investigation has found, as charities warned that there were thousands more victims living in conditions of modern slavery in homes across the UK.

British bar workers in Majorca ‘at risk of modern slavery’
BBC News, 25 May 2018
Young Britons employed to encourage customers to come into bars with drinks could be at risk of modern slavery working outside the bars of Majorca, the UK Foreign Office has warned.

Thai Union making ‘substantial progress’ on Greenpeace commitment
Undercurrent News, 23 May 2018
Thai Union Group has made “substantial, positive progress” on its commitment with Greenpeace to improve sustainability in fisheries and worker livelihoods, according to Greenpeace.

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