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  • Justice obstructed

    Law enforcers had been nonchalant for years when thousands of Rohingyas and Bangladeshis were facing heinous crimes, including murders and burial in mass graves, in the bordering hilly regions of Thailand and Malaysia.

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    4 ‘human traffickers’ held in Dhaka, Kishoreganj

    A team of Police Bureau of Investigation claims to have arrested four people in Dhaka and Kishoreganj for their involvement with a trafficking ring and also rescued one person from Libya in this connection.

  • John Kerry

    Bangladesh failed at times to control security forces: US

    The United States has said the government of Bangladesh took 'limited measures' to investigate and prosecute cases of abuse and killing by security forces. The US, in its 2015 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices, claimed authorities failed at times to maintain effective control over security forces.

  • 3 ‘human traffickers’ held in Cox’s Bazar

    Three people are detained in Cox’s Bazar for their alleged involvement with human trafficking.

  • 5 ‘int’l human organ traffickers’ placed on 3-day remand

    A Dhaka court grants three-day remand against each of the five people held in connection with a case filed against them for their alleged involvement with international human organ trafficking syndicate.

  • Mass graves found again on Malaysia-Thailand border

    Malaysian authorities have found mass graves containing the remains of more than 20 people believed to be human trafficking victims near the border with Thailand, police said.

  • US upgrades Malaysia in human trafficking report

    The US is upgrading Malaysia from lowest tier on its list of worst human trafficking centres, a move that could smooth way for an ambitious US-led free-trade deal with the Southeast Asian nation and 11 other countries.

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    Unskilled, trapped in foreign lands

    Alauddin Mollick, son of landless poor farmer Shahadat Mollick, had to drop out from school when he was in ninth grade due to abject poverty.

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    Why it’s so hard for Taiwan’s migrants to save money

    Joe De La Rosa, 27, is a Filipino dreaming big in Taipei. Every day for six days a week, he wakes up at 4am, takes breakfast and then bikes to his factory.

  • Beauty belies dark trade

    The dense mangrove forest on both sides of the road to the Bang Ben bay through Laem Son National Park is indeed intriguing.

  • Women are sexually abused all the way

    Afia (not her real name) was not accompanied by any of her family members, but she showed no signs of jitters. While many in the vessel turned pale in panic due to want of food and water in the perilous sea, the beautiful young girl held her nerves.

  • Vietnam trafficking victim Duong

    Rocky road to normalcy for trafficking victims

    Duong was 18 and looking forward to seeing a new place and meeting new people when she set out with her aunt Mai and Mai’s boyfriend Lap to see his parents in Vinh Phuc Province. For a Dao minority girl from the rural district of Yen Binh in Yen Bai Province, it was like traveling into another country, and she was excited.

  • Trafficking victims in Thailand

    Buckling under international pressure, Thailand cracks down on human trafficking

    On their way out of Thailand, several workers boarded fishery trawlers to go offshore for fishing in the Indonesian sea, but they returned as trafficked entities. The workers were rescued by Thai authorities and brought home on a Royal Thai Air Force C-130 aircraft.

  • Kidnapped, turned into slaves of past

    Jewel Barua was bound the way slaves from centuries past were. “My arms and legs were tied in such a way that it was impossible for me even to change sides without help,” said Jewel, who was abducted and held captive by human traffickers in November last year.

  • A trip down the path of horror

    The four were in a hurry, had little time to bargain for the cricket bat's price. Most excited among them, Nur Alam pulled out his moneybag hurriedly, paid Tk 300 and almost snatched the bat from the salesman.

  • Denial of rights lead to trafficking: HRW

    Rohingya, other survivors of dangerous boat voyages from Burma and Bangladesh describe horrific treatment by unscrupulous traffickers, says Human Rights Watch.

  • Tragedy on the high seas

    It is undeniably true that the unstable political situation in the country, closure of once vibrant industries like jute, textile, steel, aluminum and glass...

  • Missing migrant boat rescued off Indonesia

    Migrants filmed by the BBC last week drifting off the coast of Thailand have been found by fishermen off Indonesia's Aceh province.

  • Thailand detains 'trafficking kingpin'

    Alleged trafficking kingpin surrenders to Thai police while, Philippines is ready to shelter “boat people” from impoverished Bangladesh and Myanmar.

  • Myanmar can't be forced, says Thai PM

    Thein Sein aide says country not likely to attend meeting on boat people;Prayu says this is neighbours' right

  • Migrants issue heats up

    Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia, come under pressure from international community to provide humane treatment to thousands of Bangladeshi,Rohingya migrants.

  • Bangladeshi job seeker found beaten up in Malaysia

    A Bangladeshi job seeker is found naked, beaten up and tied to a chair in Shah Alam area in Malaysia, reports Malaysian daily, The Star.

  • 'Trafficking key financier' named

    Cops yesterday obtains an arrest warrant for man they said is a key financier behind the entire Rohingya trafficking racket in the South.

  • Thai, Malaysian authorities to meet over trafficking

    Thailand and Malaysian police are expected to meet Friday to discuss human trafficking issues plaguing both nations.

  • They starved us and threw the dead overboard, says victim

    Death, hunger and torture were all part of Bangladeshi national Mohammad Rashid’s arduous sea journey from Teknaf to Malaysia.

  • Mass graves in Thailand

    At least 32 mass graves of victims of trafficking from Bangladesh and Myanmar were found two days ago in an abandoned jungle in southern Thailand...

  • Slave Trade Booms In Dark Triangle

    Promising jobs in Malaysia, transnational human traffickers held about 2.5 lakh Bangladeshis captive in Thailand...

  • 52 rescued while being trafficked to Malaysia

    Law enforcers, in separate drives, have rescued 52 fortune seekers from Dhaka, Chittagong and Cox’s Bazar while allegedly being trafficked to Malaysia

  • 20 rescued while being trafficked to Malaysia

    Bangladesh Coast Guard rescue 20 Bangladeshi fortune seekers from Kutubdia upazila of Cox’s Bazar when they were being trafficked to Malaysia