Forced prostitution

Romanian Verdict Acquitting Alleged Roma Child Traffickers Condemned

Rights groups in Romania savaged a court verdict on Monday, acquitting 25 men of charges of trafficking scores of Roma children. The ruling, which is final and cannot be appealed, has reignited controversy about the decade-long case, which was widely seen as a test of Romania's commitment to fighting trafficking and modern slavery.

Prostitution racket uncovered in Attica

A large prostitution racket that exploited women from Moldova has been unraveled by police in Attica who have arrested 15 people - 12 foreign nationals and three Greeks.
According to authorities, the gang preyed on women in the Eastern European country and lured them to Greece, where they were forced into prostitution at brothels across central Athens.

Eight arrested in Athens during sex trafficking bust

Eight people believed to be members of a sex trafficking gang that exploited Eastern European women, mostly from Belarus, were arrested Monday after police raids at Athens brothels.

Police said the women were virtually imprisoned in apartments around Athens and forced into prostitution at various brothels.

Japanese City of Osaka puts an End to Friendship Agreement with San Francisco (Video)

Osaka Mayor Hirofumi Yosimura said his city will end its 60-year relationship with San Francisco as sister cities a day after the local government in the US city officially approved the sculpture of the so-called "comfort women," the victims of sexual slavery of the Japanese army during the Second World War, DPA reported.