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Human Trafficking: IOM and Microsoft Release Largest Public Dataset

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) today released a new synthetic dataset on human trafficking, made possible by innovative technology developed in partnership with Microsoft Research. This dataset represents the largest collection of primary human trafficking case data ever made available to the public, while enabling strong privacy guarantees that preserve the anonymity and safety of victims and survivors.

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Trafficking in Persons (TIP) 2021 Report is available

US State Department annually publishes the Trafficking in Persons report which is a comprehensive resource about the measures for preventing and disclosing trafficking cases around the world. The report is the main diplomatic tool of the US department to inform foreign governments about human trafficking and rights.

June 2021 US State Department published trafficking in persons (TIP) 2021 report, which is available here. For the Armenia part only click here.

Reports of the previous years are available at Reports -> U.S. Department of State.

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Investigative Committee: Spouses and their son are accused of human trafficking

As a result of the large-scale investigative-judicial actions carried out during the preliminary investigation of the criminal case on labor trafficking in the RA Investigative Committee, the circumstances of the case, as well as the whole circle of alleged perpetrators, were clarified.

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HHPress.am: Azerbaijan encourages trafficking

The world has a task to prove that it is faithful to its declared value system, the importance of which can be proved only by the seriousness of its struggle for it. When values ​​are saved, so are people. Those who consider crime possible and permissible, in principle, prove only one thing: they do not care about what does not happen to them.

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Want to save the children? How child sexual abuse and human trafficking really work

Millions of kidnapped children are imprisoned in underground tunnels, being sexually abused and tortured by a shadowy global cabal of paedophiles.

That, at least, is some of the misinformation about child sex trafficking being spread on social media. You’ll also see such ideas being promoted at protests from Los Angeles to London, with hashtags such as #saveourchildren and #endchildtrafficking emblazoned on shirts and placards.

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Azatutyun.am: Lukashenko says “Belarus may stop the fight against drug smuggling and illegal migration through their country to Europe.”

“The Belarusian authorities can stop the fight against drug trafficking smuggled into Europe through their territory,” President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko said at a parliamentary session in Minsk today.

“We were stopping drugs and immigrants. “Now you will arrest them and you will judge them,” Lukashenko said, addressing the leaders of the EU member states.

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250,000 AMD one-time support for the victims of human trafficking and exploitation

In addition to the services provided by law, the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs provides a one-time 250,000 AMD assistance to trafficked and exploited persons.

The program can be used by persons identified as victims of trafficking or exploitation by the Commission for the Identification of Victims of Trafficking in Human Beings in the manner prescribed by law.

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TRAFFICKING ․ Sexually exploited women arrested․ Police disclosure

Officers from the Anti-Trafficking Division of the General Department of Criminal Police received operative information that two women, a 36-year-old resident of Yerevan, a 45-year-old resident of the Ararat region, were sexually exploiting a third woman. The exploiters took advantage of the fact that the woman was completely or partially deprived of the opportunity to realize the nature and significance of her actions due to a mental disorder.

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ArmenPress.am: Violence is hidden in silence. Last year, 12 citizens of the Republic of Armenia were victims of trafficking

According to the US State Department, human trafficking is one of the fastest-growing crimes in the world, and according to Interpol, white slavery is the biggest source of money after drug and arms trafficking. Children make up 30 percent of the world’s trafficking victims. In recent years, especially cases of labor trafficking have been registered in Armenia.

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Ipress.am: The Artsakh Foreign Minister did not rule out that Azerbaijan is selling organs of captives of the war

“What is happening in Azerbaijan with our prisoners of war is a gross violation of international humanitarian law,” Artsakh Foreign Minister Davit Babayan told. “All this is terrorism and banditry at the highest state level.”

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