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.
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.
Girls are being trafficked into domestic servitude or sex slavery after their parents illegally marry them off, said officials in the Indian state of Maharashtra on May 1.
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.
South Korean President Moon Jae-in said Dec. 28 the country’s 2015 agreement with Japan to settle a decades-long impasse over Korean women forced into wartime sexual slavery was seriously flawed.
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.