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The first ever campaign targeting the perpetrators of human trafficking and sexual exploitation in Scotland has been launched by police. Officers said traffickers are making potentially millions of pounds from sexually exploiting victims who are left “highly traumatised” by the experience. The £25,000 campaign aims to raise public awareness of…
A university is launching an investigation after a sex workers' support group ran a stall offering help for students at its freshers' fairs. The decision to allow the Sex Workers' Outreach Project Sussex (Swop) to attend the University of Brighton's events in the city and at its campus in Eastbourne…
A London-based nurse who used voodoo threats to traffick vulnerable women from Nigeria to Germany to work as prostitutes has had her 14-year prison sentence increased. Solicitor General Robert Buckland went to the Court of Appeal on Thursday to challenge the jail term handed out to Josephine Iyamu. As she…
A London-based nurse who used voodoo threats to traffick vulnerable women from Nigeria to Germany to work as prostitutes faces the possibility of an increase in her 14-year prison sentence. Solicitor General Robert Buckland is going to the Court of Appeal on Thursday to challenge the jail term handed out…
Modern slavery prosecutions have increased by more than a quarter as authorities flag up record numbers of cases for possible criminal charges, new figures show. The Crown Prosecution Service received 355 referrals from police and other agencies in 2017/18. Charges were brought against 239 suspects - a 27% rise compared…
A London-based nurse who used voodoo threats to traffick vulnerable women from Nigeria to Germany to work as prostitutes has been jailed for 14 years. Josephine Iyamu exposed her five victims to a "real and significant" risk of death as they made hazardous journeys across north Africa and the Mediterranean…
A London-based nurse has been found guilty of trafficking five Nigerian women to Germany to work as prostitutes - after forcing them to undergo humiliating voodoo rituals. Josephine Iyamu (pictured) made her victims swear oaths to hand over money during "juju" ceremonies which saw them ordered to eat chicken hearts,…
For more than 10 years now I have been working as a social worker assisting sex workers. Humanitas PMW in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, is a NGO that offers specialized support to anyone who makes or made money with sex, irrespective of for example the type of sex work, their gender,…
The managed red light area where sex worker Daria Pionko was murdered is under review, a community safety partnership spokesman has said. The area in Holbeck, Leeds, was designated a "managed area" in October 2014, when a 12-month pilot scheme was launched to focus on issues created by the presence…
Prostitution laws should be urgently rewritten so sex workers are no longer criminalised for soliciting, a major new Commons report has argued. Brothel-keeping rules should also be adapted so prostitutes can share premises rather than placing themselves at risk by working alone, the Government was told. In another measure, MPs…
More than 45 million people around the world are trapped in modern slavery - a third more than previously thought, a major new report has found. They are being trafficked and forced to work as prostitutes, domestic servants or enslaved in debt bondage and compelled to toil away in factories…
A 30-year-old woman has been remanded in custody in Northern Ireland accused of human trafficking. Ancuta Schwarz, whose address was given as Karowan, Strasa, Berlin, appeared before a judge at Belfast Magistrates' Court. She is charged with a number of offences including human trafficking for sexual exploitation and aiding and…
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