human trafficking

July 20, 2022
July 20, 2022

"Bangladesh making efforts to end trafficking, yet to meet basic standards"

Bangladesh has maintained its Tier 2 ranking from the previous year in the US Trafficking in Persons (TIP) report for 2022.

May 7, 2022
May 7, 2022

Illegal migration to europe: Desperate trips on deadly routes

Kabir Matubbar (not his real name) took an illegal route to Italy from Bangladesh in 2015. The trip included a daring boat journey in the Mediterranean Sea from Libya.

December 3, 2020
December 3, 2020

Human trafficking to Libya: HC grants bail to accused Parvez Hasan

The High Court today granted bail to an accused, Parvez Hasan, in a case filed over the killing of 26 Bangladeshis in Libya on May 28.

October 14, 2020
October 14, 2020

Strong commitment of govt, judiciary can prevent human trafficking: Chief Justice

Bangladesh needs an integrated approach to develop public awareness against trafficking in persons, Chief Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain said today.

October 4, 2020
October 4, 2020

CID to issue red alert on Interpol to catch Bangladeshi human traffickers

Criminal Investigation Department (CID) will issue a red alert on Interpol by this week to catch the Bangladeshi human traffickers based in Libya, who were responsible for the massacre that happened back in May.

July 22, 2020
July 22, 2020

Thousands of Pakistanis, Syrians, Iraqis granted Kuwaiti visas in exchange for bribes

As Kuwait’s Public Prosecution continues an investigation into Bangladeshi MP Shahid Islam Papul’s case of human trafficking and money laundering, it found new information that thousands of Pakistanis, Syrians, and Iraqis were also granted Kuwaiti visas in exchange for bribes.

July 13, 2020
July 13, 2020

Forcing girls into prostitution in Dubai: ‘Kingpin’ Azam Khan confesses to crime

Md Azam Khan, an alleged ringleader of a human trafficking gang, confesses to a Dhaka magistrate that he, along with eight others, was involved in forcing 60 to 70 girls into sex work in Dubai.

July 12, 2020
July 12, 2020

Pushing girls into prostitution in Dubai: ‘Kingpin’ of human trafficking syndicate arrested, CID says

They used to lure young girls -- mostly between 18 and 20 -- with promises of better jobs in Dubai.

June 28, 2020
June 28, 2020

Following complaint on Facebook, police arrest human trafficker from Mymensingh

After receiving complaint on social media, police in a special drive, have arrested a human trafficker from Mymensingh district.

June 26, 2020
June 26, 2020

Government increased its efforts to prevent trafficking: US State Department

The government of Bangladesh demonstrated an overall increase in effort compared to the previous reporting period towards preventing human trafficking, earning itself an upgrade to Tier 2 in a ranking of countries fighting trafficking, says a US report.