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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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Sputnik Armenia: Abused and filmed – the family is accused of trafficking a minor

Parents exploited the minor under the threat of violence, and their son and milkmaid abused him. A case of trafficking of a minor has been identified in Armenia. A family of three was charged on the basis of Part 1 of Article 132 (slavery or bringing to a state similar to slavery or other dependent position, committed by a group of persons by prior conspiracy). This was reported by the press service of the Investigative Committee.

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ArmenPress: Two women have been charged with attempting to involve minors in begging

The criminal case under investigation at the Main Investigation Department of the RA Investigative Committee revealed a number of circumstances of violence against minors and attempts to involve them in begging, causing severe physical pain. The charges were brought against two women. “Armenpress” was informed about this in the department of public relations and information of the RA Investigative Committee.

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NewsArmenia: 46-year-old man accused of forcing a mentally ill person to beg in Yerevan

A 46-year-old man in Armenia arrested on charges of trafficking or exploitation. This was reported by the press service of the Investigative Committee. During the preliminary investigation, it became known that in January-February 2019, a 46-year-old man, having met a woman born in 1973, suffering from a mental illness, forced her to beg on different streets of Yerevan. In addition, he periodically showed violence against her.

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Police of RA: TRAFFICKING․ Thematic reference and investigations

The RA Police once again referred to the problem of trafficking, presenting the peculiarities of the phenomenon and the latest revelations in the sphere. The whole video is below:

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Police of RA: Crime news daily report

According to the operations reports of Police of the Republic of Armenia, 51 cases of crime have been detected by officers of various police subdivisions in the territory of the republic from March 4 to March 5, 4 of which were earlier committed crimes.

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The Guardian: Mars, Nestlé and Hershey to face child slavery lawsuit in US

Chocolate companies are among the defendants named in a lawsuit brought by former child workers in Ivory Coast

Eight children who claim they were used as slave labour on cocoa plantations in Ivory Coast have launched legal action against the world’s biggest chocolate companies. They accuse the corporations of aiding and abetting the illegal enslavement of “thousands” of children on cocoa farms in their supply chains.

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Sputnik Armenia: The government of Georgia will start issuing compensation to victims of human trafficking

The provision of a one-time state compensation will be a sufficient condition for granting a person the status of a victim.
Victims of trafficking will receive compensation at a time, regardless of whether a court is being held for damages in accordance with civil procedural legislation.

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