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Monday, October 21, 2019

INTERVIEW-New anti-trafficking chief slams 'abysmal' global conviction levels


by Christine Murray | Thomson Reuters Foundation
Thursday, 10 October 2019 14:06 GMT
 
Valiant Richey, senior European security official is urging states to invest more in combatting a crime that affects millions of people By Christine Murray
LONDON, Oct 10 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Global prosecution and conviction levels for human trafficking are "abysmal", a senior European security official said on Thursday, urging states to invest more in combatting a crime that affects millions of people.
Governments are not devoting enough resources to tackling the crime, Valiant Richey said in his first interview since taking charge of anti-trafficking at the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), a security watchdog.
"No country is winning on human trafficking right now," he told the Thomson Reuters Foundation.
"What we're seeing is a fairly abysmal level of prosecution and convictions across the OSCE."
Almost 25 million people around the world could be trapped in forced labour, the International Labor Organization (ILO) estimates, from construction and agricultural workers to sex trafficking victims.
That compares to between 4,000 and 5,000 human trafficking convictions a year across the OSCE, which has 57 member states in North America, Europe and Asia with a combined population of more than 1 billion people, Richey said.
The global movement to stop trafficking and modern-day slavery was boosted by United Nations agreements that came into force in 2003 known as the Palermo Protocols.
Since then, most countries have passed an anti-human trafficking law, trained some authorities and provide some services, Richey said.
"It's a great example of international law helping to spur a response, the problem is that it's not working, we haven't solved the problem."
Richey, a former U.S. prosecutor, was this month appointed Special Representative and Co-ordinator for Combating Trafficking in Human Beings at the OSCE, running a team of 15 people.
He said he would focus next year on drawing attention to levels of investment in prosecuting human trafficking, which he said were vastly outstripped by money devoted to efforts to stop drug trafficking.
Governments around the world carried out 11,096 trafficking prosecutions in 2018 and won 7,481 convictions, according to estimates compiled in the Trafficking in Persons (TIP) report by the U.S. State Department.
Prosecutions have risen since 2012, but hit a peak of 19,127 in 2015, the data shows. Governments identified 85,613 trafficking victims in 2018, up more than 80 percent from 2012, the report said.
Some civil society groups working to combat human trafficking have raised concerns about heavy-handed law enforcement causing harm, particularly for migrants who are deported, or sex workers imprisoned.
In recent years, Britain has sent home or aided the return of dozens of trafficking victims to hotspots including Albania, Nigeria and Vietnam despite the risk they could be targeted again.
Richey said his team had worked on guidelines to help authorities identify migrant victims of trafficking and get them assistance regardless of whether they cooperated with police investigations.
He said he did not think the answer was to stop prosecuting people.
"We can't take that position," he said. "The level of impunity is really grossly outweighing the implementation of these laws right now."
(Reporting by Christine Murray; Editing by Claire Cozens. Please credit the Thomson Reuters Foundation, the charitable arm of Thomson Reuters, that covers humanitarian news, women's and LGBT+ rights, human trafficking, property rights, and climate change. Visit http://news.trust.org)

After decades of slavery in California, Filipina tastes freedom at 82



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Nanay Fedelina was enslaved for 37 years in southern California, made to work for free for generations of a family that kept her as a domestic slave. Now 82-years-old, she is finally free.
Fedelina hails from Tacloban, Leyte in the Philippines, and she initially came to the US on a tourist visa in 1981. Yet she was then trafficked into domestic slavery, forced to work for free for a family for decades. Her employer confiscated her passport, making it difficult for her to flee.
Authorities became aware of Fedelina’s case when she suddenly collapsed at a hospital when she was caring for her employer. Concerned hospital staff contacted the FBI, which found that she was a victim of human trafficking and had fainted because she had not been given food to eat for two days.
Fortunately, with the help of an organization called the Pilipino Workers Center (PWC), the FBI rescued Fedelina from her employer’s home in 2018, helping her find a home care facility to stay in Los Angeles that would cover her daily needs.
GMA News reports:
Fedelina’s employer pleaded guilty to forced labor, said Consul General Adel Cruz from the Philippine Consulate in Los Angeles.
But the elderly woman had no intention of sending her employer to prison, even as this person deprived her of freedom for so many years.
“It’s poetic justice,” Cruz said.
“The judge wanted to put the old employer behind bars but the old employer is just two years younger than her, Nanay Fedelina requested otherwise, that she would not be jailed.”
In fact, the 82-year-old did not want to file charges against her employer’s daughter or any member of any family she served, Cruz said.
The elderly employer ended up facing probation in an assisted living facility and paid Fedelina $101,000 in restitution.
Her case has prompted the Philippine consulate to coordinate more closely with officials and Filipino-American organizations on how to identify, rescue, and protect human trafficking victims.
Cruz hopes Fedelina’s case will also send a message on safe migration to Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs).
“I would just like to warn our kababayans not to blindly believe in promises especially if it’s too good and, should they wish to seek employment abroad, make sure that they go through the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration so they become documented workers.”
Cruz added that the Philippine consulate had never seen a case of modern slavery as “grave” as Fedelina’s.
“Being made a slave for 37 years, that’s a lifetime already,” said Cruz.
“For us, this is one very emotional case because, at this day and age, especially here in the United States, you wouldn’t even think that there would be people who would do this.”
Read more:  After decades of slavery in California, Filipina tastes freedom at 82

Cyntoia Brown-Long: "It took many, many years" to realize she was a victim

Survivor Stories
Cyntoia Brown-Long’s story gained national attention this year when she was granted clemency after spending 15 years behind bars for killing a man who hired her for sex when she was only 16-years-old.
In August Brown-Long was finally released from prison, and she recently spoke to CBS News about how it took several years for her to realize that she was a victim of trafficking after realizing how her ‘boyfriend’ took advantage of her vulnerability.
“I was in my late twenties when I actually realized that I was a trafficking victim,” said Brown-Long. “For so long, you know I had thought, ‘No, they said that I was a teenage prostitute. I knew what I was doing.'”
“You know there’s a certain element where you’re just vulnerable because you’re a child your mind is just naturally impressionable in that way,” she said. “But it was like, why was it just so easy for this man to come along and in the space of a few weeks I was doing these things?”
I thought I was doing something for someone I figure was my boyfriend and that wasn’t necessarily the truth.”
CBS News also reported on her message to her victim’s family:
After Brown-Long was granted clemency, the family of her victim released a statement. It read, in part: “our hearts are broken because we feel Johnny never got to defend himself. We never got to be a voice to him.”
Brown-Long said she understands their pain because “grief doesn’t care about what the situation was.”
“I completely understand how they feel,” Brown-Long said. “This was somebody’s son, it was someone’s brother. If you lose someone, grief doesn’t care about what the situation was.”
“Especially in the justice system, it’s such an adversarial process,” she added. “Many times, both the defendant and the victim’s voices are left out of it. So, I think there are many things that are left unsaid. Many things that people would like to say.”
Brown-Long said she would “absolutely” be willing to sit down with Allen’s family. “If they would ever want to have a conversation then I’m open to that,” she added. “But so far I haven’t received any kind of word that they would be open to that.”
Upon being released in August, Brown-Long married recording artist J. Long. She said she received letters from around the world while she was in prison, but Long’s notes stood out.
“Well aside from the fact that he is very fine,” she said with a laugh. “[His letter] really spoke out to me in a way that I can’t describe.” His letters of support included the hashtag #FreeCyntoia2017 many months before her case gained worldwide attention.
“I really feel like I live with my best friend,” she added.

Read more: Cyntoia Brown-Long: "It took many, many years" to realize she was a victim

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Monday, April 22, 2019

Magadi saga exposes the ugly side of capitalism


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Tata Chemicals Limited mines soda ash in Lake Magadi. The company is engaged in a dispute with Kajiado County Government over rent arrears. PHOTO | FILE | NATION MEDIA GROUP
In Summary
  • The takeover of more than 224,000 acres of Maasai land by the East Africa Syndicate has been one of the most controversial colonial undertakings.
  • This month, Governor Joseph ole Lenku led residents in storming Tata Chemicals Limited, as the company is known today, demanding rent arrears of Sh17 billion according to him.

The first time I drove to Magadi, some years back, what struck me was the manned drop-arm barrier. I recall telling a colleague, “Here is the only town with a gate.”
Magadi was hot, too hot — and it reminded me of the words of Blaney Percival, the big game hunter, who in 1900 dismissed the place as unsuitable for human occupation.
“If I owned an estate in hell and an estate in Magadi, I would prefer hell,” he wrote in his diary.
For starters, Blaney Percival is the man credited with bringing former US statesman Theodore Roosevelt to East Africa for a hunting safari in Juja plains before he went to vie for the presidency.
President Roosevelt, in his book, African Game Trails: An Account of the African Wanderings of an American Hunter-Naturalist, actually talks glowingly of Percival as “a tall, sinewy man, (and) a fine rider”.
WONDER TOWN
Magadi, when I went there, was both a town and a company, and there was a thin line between the lichen-like relationships between officials of both the company, the Ol Kejuado County Council and the locals.
It was the only company in Kenya that I know of today that employed a mortuary attendant and had a cemetery.
Besides the army of nurses, it also employed a few well-paid doctors who worked at the 55-bed Magadi hospital. Medical service at the hospital was then free — even during the days of cost-sharing.
The company had also built dormitories which housed outpatients willing to stay in Magadi town until they got better to trek back home.
In these dormitories, food was free and all locals had access to free water and cooking gas since the company did not want locals to cut trees.
Along the railway line from Magadi to Konza, the company had built many water tanks which were regularly filled with clean water for livestock and human consumption.
EXPLOITATION
We saw a wide range of water bowsers which ferried water to the villages not covered with piped water from Nguruman escarpment.
Officials of the company told me that this was part of the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) — but on the face of it, it masked the exploitation of the Maasai land resources by a global giant.
If you have read Walter Rodney’s How Europe Underdeveloped Africa and the recently published The Looting Machine: Warlords, Tycoons, Smugglers and the Systematic Theft of Africa’s Wealth by Tom Burgis, the story of Magadi will resonate for it is a story of massive exploitation of African resources.
Magadi played the local activists, elites and politicians like pawns in a chessboard.
In my tour around the country, I have never seen any other private or publicly listed company, either at the mercy of these elites and politicos and willing to do anything to do business — so philanthropic and overly generous to an extent that it exposed the ugly face of capitalism.
By then, I was told that they were using Sh140 million for the 4,000 residents of the town. The company held enormous economic and political power in Ol Kejuado.
RENT ARREARS
But looking at the poverty and lack of investments in Magadi after 100 years of exploitation of trona worth trillions of shillings, one question that lingered in my mind, is a question often asked throughout the continent: Lake Magadi has the world’s largest deposit of soda ash but all around there is nothing to show, why?
The answer lies in the lack of transparency in the governance of natural resources, corruption, and illegal outflows.
When I visited Magadi, the company was still under the British conglomerate, Magadi Soda Company, before the 2005 purchase of controlling shares of Brunner Mond — the world’s leading manufacturers and suppliers of soda ash — by India’s Tata Chemical.
That Magadi was the cash-cow of local activists and elites was known then.
And today, the County Government of Kajiado believes that this soda ash investment would help it balance its books — only if the company paid the land lease arrears and is transparent in its dealings.
This month, Kajiado Governor Joseph ole Lenku led residents in storming Tata Chemicals Limited, as the company is known today, demanding rent arrears of Sh17 billion according to him.
Read more: https://mobile.nation.co.ke/news/Magadi-saga-exposes-the-ugly-side-of-capitalism/1950946-5080906-7h4cxsz/index.html

A family from Kakamega calls for help to bring back their kin stuck in Saudi Arabia

Everlyne Saliku Onamu has been wounded after she went to Saudi Arabia to look for greener pastures. Her family members are appealing to the government to help them bring her back. [Duncan Ocholla/Standard]
A family from Eshisiru in Lurambi sub-county has called on the Government to help it bring home their kin stuck in Saudi Arabia.

 Everlyne Saliku Onamu, 40, travelled to the Middle East in 2015 in search of a job but is now wandering the streets of Saudi Arabia. “She was excited about the prospects of landing a job, which could enable her support her children,” said Irene Onamu, her elder sister. According to Irene, her sister was among several other women from the county hired through an agent in Nairobi to take up domestic jobs in the Arab state. The family said the agent has apparently gone underground, offering little hope that her sister will come back home. “We recently learnt that my sister was in big trouble when photos showing her wandering in Saudi Arabia went viral on social media, she looked fatigued, dirty, weak and lost,” said Irene. Everlyne is believed to have fallen ill in October 2018 the time during which the family lost touch with her completely. The family said her employer threw her out on the streets and never paid a penny.

Read more: https://www.standardmedia.co.ke/article/2001317345/family-seeks-aid-to-bring-kin-stuck-in-saudi

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Thursday, April 4, 2019

Bobi Wine draws parallels as Bouteflika 20 year-era ends

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By Nahashon Musungu April 4th, 2019 1 min read
Uganda’s youthful MP Robert Kyagulanyi has ‘congratulated’ the Algerian people for successfully instituting a regime change in the country through protests. Eighty two year-old Abdelaziz Bouteflika resigned as Algeria President on Tuesday in the wake of weeks of protests from civilians opposed to an extension of his two-decade stay in power.
Kyagulanyi, popularly known as Bobi Wine, referred to Bouteflika as a ‘despot’ and noted that ‘people Power is stronger than people in power’.
“Another powerful despot is pushed out by the people,” the famed artist wrote on his social media pages.
“Like Uganda, Algeria is a very youthful country and this man and a few of his henchmen have been trying to impose themselves on them. This time the citizens told him ENOUGH IS ENOUGH until he was forced to resign. Mind you Algeria has one of the strongest armies in Africa. When the protests started, the army and police attempted to break them down. They brought all manner of weapons to scare the protestors away. When the citizens stood their ground, the military was left with no option but to side with the people.”
Bobi Wine has attracted fame and criticism for his decision to stand up to President Yoweri Museveni’s regime.
President Museveni has been in power for 33 years.
Bouteflika has meanwhile asked his country for ‘forgiveness’ in a letter published by the Algerian Press Service. He said he was ‘proud’ of his contributions but realized he had ‘failed in his duty’.
He added that he was ‘leaving the political stage with neither sadness nor fear’ for Algeria’s future.
Read more:  https://nairobinews.nation.co.ke/chillax/bobi-wine-draws-parallels-as-bouteflika-20-year-era-ends

US calls on Burundi to rescind decisions against BBC and VOA




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Television director of Burundi's National Radio and Television, Nestor Bankumukunzi, poses in the studio in Bujumbura, May 15,2015.

In Summary

  • Both broadcasters were suspended, initially for six months, in May last year in the run-up to a referendum that opposition politicians and activists said was designed to extend the president's rule for at least a decade.
  • The U.S. State Department on Tuesday called on Burundi to rescind its decision to suspend the U.S-funded Voice of America and ban the BBC and to allow journalists to operate freely in the run-up to elections in 2020.
The U.S. State Department on Tuesday called on Burundi to rescind its decision to suspend the U.S-funded Voice of America and ban the BBC and to allow journalists to operate freely in the run-up to elections in 2020.
“This decision raises serious concerns for the freedom of expression enshrined in Article 31 of Burundi’s constitution, as well as for Burundi’s human rights obligations,” State Department spokesman Robert Palladino told reporters.
“We call on the government to rescind its decision and we urge the government of Burundi to allow all journalists to operate in an environment free from intimidation,” he added.
Both broadcasters were suspended, initially for six months, in May last year in the run-up to a referendum that opposition politicians and activists said was designed to extend the president’s rule for at least a decade.
Hundreds of Burundians have been killed in clashes with security forces and half a million have fled since President Pierre Nkurunziza announced in 2015 he would run for a third term in what his opponents saw as a breach of the constitution.
He won reelection.
Last May’s referendum overwhelmingly approved changes that could let the president stay in power to 2034.

Abdelaziz Bouteflika asks Algerians for 'forgiveness'


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Thursday April 4 2019
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Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika. "To err being human, I ask forgiveness for any failing," he said. PHOTO | STR | AFP 
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Outgoing Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika has asked his country for "forgiveness" in a letter published by the Algerian Press Service.
The president, who has been in power for 20 years, said he was "proud" of his contributions but realised he had "failed in [his] duty".
He added that he was "leaving the political stage with neither sadness nor fear" for Algeria's future.
His resignation on Tuesday came after six weeks of anti-government protests.
Last week, Algeria's army chief, Lt Gen Ahmed Gaed Salah, had called for him to stand down.
In a letter, the 82-year-old president expressed his "gratitude" for "the signs of affection and respect" from his "dear sisters and brothers".
"To err being human, I ask forgiveness for any failing," he continued.
Mr Bouteflika also "implored" Algerians "to remain united and never succumb to division" after his resignation.
The octogenarian leader suffered a stroke six years ago and has rarely been in public since.
Pressure had been building since February, when the first demonstrations were sparked by Mr Bouteflika's announcement that he would stand for a fifth term in national elections.
The president later withdrew his plans and reshuffled Algeria's cabinet to quell accusations of corruption and cronyism, but resigned this week as protests continued.
Abdelkader Bensalah, chairman of the upper house of parliament, is expected to become caretaker president for three months until elections.

Maids Abroad: Out of frying pan in Saudi Arabia into fire back in Kenya


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April 2, 2019 (2 days ago) 6:34 pm


Before Juliet could come back to her motherland from Saudi Arabia where she worked as a domestic worker – 18 hours a day for three years – she was forced to decline food and any work to compel her employer to release her/CFM NEWS
, NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 2 – “I fainted… my malnourished body couldn’t bear the news as the brutal reality that my three-year savings that would’ve amounted to more than Sh1 million were no existent – not a single penny.”
Every coin was earned through sweat and denying herself a comfy life from 2014 to late 2017.
The news that threw her into a spin was relayed by her own mother who she consistently sent money for safe custody.
“All along, I had comforted myself that my mum was saving, at least not everything but enough to see us through for some time,” she says.
One would be mistaken to think that the cash was invested in some income generating project, but there was not a single trace.
And as if that is not enough, a good explanation was not forthcoming.
“She said nothing to me, beyond the fact that life had become expensive,” an emotional Juliet told Capital FM News during a Skype interview she described “opened healing wounds, but necessary to create awareness.”
Juliet did not have cash to sustain her family even for another week and it was back to the drawing board.
– Back to tough times in the Middle East –
This is the tale of Juliet, a Kenyan woman whose dream was crushed but is now back in the Middle East, to retrace her steps and resume the painful journey she had started back in 2014.
Before Juliet could come back to her motherland from Saudi Arabia where she worked as a domestic worker – 18 hours a day for three years – she was forced to decline food and any work to compel her employer to release her.
She spent those 72 hours to crying until the employer gave in and gave back her passport after a year of being refused to travel back home.
“I really wanted to come home. In my mind, I knew that my life will never be the same since I had religiously sent all my salary to my mother’s account,” she told Capital FM News.
And truly, her life has never been the same, but not in the manner she had hoped and worked for.
What was more heart wrenching was the fact that her daughter, whom she had left with her mother had since dropped out of school for lack of school fees.
“What happened to the cash?” is a question Juliet has failed to get answers to a year down the line.
“I forgave my mother, but I will never forget.”
One might fail to understand Juliet’s story until you dig deeper.
Why would she send all her savings? Why would a mother be so insensitive? And even, one would ask, who is her mother?
– Health difficulties –
After three years of drinking untreated salty water in Saudi Arabia, her kidneys developed some complications. The bottled water in the house, she said would only be taken by her employer’s family and relatives.
In a country where high temperatures are a norm, she would drink the salty water but only when the thirst was dire, obviously draining her body system.
“At times I cannot even stand,” she says.
“You need to seek medical assistance,” I implored her. But she asked this question, which left my eyes wobbly. “I go to the hospital with what money?” she posed with finality.
-I was running away from my husband’s beatings-
Before she went to Saudi Arabia, Juliet’s health was good and to crown it, she was happily married for five years.
She still recalls how they would go to the market, deeply in love, holding hands with the man who would later turn to be her worst nightmare.
She had a nice paying job until the axe of unemployment fell on her.
“We would quarrel over petty stuff, but I only called it quits after he started being violent,” the mother of one says.
After years of doing laundry from one apartment to another hoping to feed her daughter, mother and siblings, she landed the opportunity to work in the Gulf.
“The agent narrated enticing stories that I couldn’t wait to go there,” she vividly recalls.
And miracles happened… the agent was able to get her a passport and air ticket in two weeks.
It is a journey that started at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA), landing in Sharjah, Dubai, where she boarded a connecting flight to Saudi Arabia.
“In Dubai, I waited for the connecting flight from 7pm to 8am,” she still recalls explaining how she drank tap water in the airport restrooms, since she had not eaten anything for 24 hours.
Juliet was received ‘warmly’ at the airport by her employer.
Everything went well until she arrived in her employer’s 17-bedroom mansion.
There was this dusty kitchen store with a mattress on the floor that would be her room for three years.
All her personal belongings were confiscated – including her phone.
“The thought that I couldn’t call home and talk to my daughter killed me, but I told myself, it’s just for a while,” she consoled herself.
The three months that followed, she says, they were torturous.
It was work, work and more work with no salary to begin with. “I was on probation,” she would later learn.
At the same time, she was learning Arabic since “my employers didn’t know even a single word in English. We would speak in sign language.”
But one weird thing happened after the three months, she was told she could not keep cash with her – not even in a bank account.
The only option was to send it back home, to her mother through a money transfer company.
-Back in the Middle East in pursuit of my dream-
After two weeks of regrets and deep pain at her mother’s rental house in Nairobi, she again left her daughter.
This time she did not go to Asia but headed to Kenya’s coastal city of Mombasa to join a friend she met in Saudi Arabia and had fallen into the same fate.
While there, she would sell fresh water and juice along the streets of Mombasa.
At the end of every day, the returns were not enough to provide for her only meal in 24 hours.
After it became evident that her motherland wouldn’t provide for her let alone the family, Juliet decided to make a “shameful return” to the Middle East, but this time in Qatar.
“I am in Qatar, which is a better country because I have a day off and I can save money in my M-PESA,” she noted during the Skype interview.
Even now, the duty of being the first-born is weighing on her shoulders heavily – she must send cash to cater for her three siblings’ secondary school fees and that of her daughter who is in class 3.
And after a long day at work, she has to retire to bed, not to sleep, but fight depression.
“I got depressed after all this. My life is complicated,” she says..
In the next four years, Juliet hopes to be reunited with her daughter and family, being more financially stable and ready to invest.
“I miss having my baby with me, but I have to pursue her dream first… our dream,” an emotional Juliet explained.
“I will not faint again,” she has vowed as she marches towards a fresh four-year journey.
NB: Juliet is not her real name since she requested anonymity to protect her family from unnecessary criticism.
(Maids Abroad is a series of tales by Kenyans who return home to nothing after years of working in tough conditions in the Middle East)


Read more: https://www.capitalfm.co.ke/news/2019/04/maids-abroad-out-of-frying-pan-in-saudi-arabia-into-fire-back-in-kenya/

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How hackers could use smart home devices to spy on you (Marketplace)

The Tin Trade's Terrible Toll In Indonesia

Cambodia's Orphan Business - People & Power

Nepal ���� | Children for sale | 101 East

Canada's Muslim adoption ban - The Fifth Estate

���� Pakistan's Lost Children | 101 East

A lack of women in Asia | DW Documentary

Saturday, March 30, 2019

Love Scammer's $2 Million Swindle | A Current Affair Australia

Man breaks silence on wife's attempt to have him killed | A Current Affair

الاردني عمر العياصره يهين بن زايد و بن سلمان و السيسي و يتهمهم بمحاربه ا...

Woman served oven cleaner at restaurant | A Current Affair

عأاأجل (الرايات الصفر والسود) تظهر فى شمال افريقيا الايام القادمة

Russia, Turkey blast US move to recognise Golan Heights as Israeli

���� Australia: Slaving Away | 101 East

Forbidden love nearly cost me $150,000 | A Current Affair Australia

Real Life Scam: Homeless Man | The Real Hustle

David Goldstein Investigates: Roofers Scamming Thousands Out Of Customer...

Shame: Wood Flooring Company Scam (Lumber Jane)

Dateline AC Repair Investigation - Chris Hansen 2/2

Dateline AC Repair Investigation - Chris Hansen 2/2

Plumbing Scam Investigation - Dateline NBC

Plumber charges $230,000 for blocked toilet | A Current Affair

5 African Nations Most in Debt to China | China Uncensored

Camp Arsehole Hell

Camp Arsehole Hell

Plumber charges $230,000 for blocked toilet | A Current Affair

China Behavior Rating System V/S Sweden Microchip implants | Must watch ...

5600 Stores CLOSING Down in Massive Nationwide SHUTDOWN of American Busi...

Being a Survivor of Male Child Sexual Abuse | Harish Iyer | TEDxCRCE

Witness: Illuminating the World of Modern-day Slavery: Lisa Kristine at ...

I am human, not cattle. | Jennifer Kempton | TEDxColumbus

Slavery still exists. Here's how to end it. | Richard Lee | TEDxCapeMay

Justice for child victims of sexual exploitation: Jessica Munoz at TEDxH...

Breaking the shackles of modern-day slavery | Cameron Harris | TEDxUGA

Hiding in plain sight - modern day slavery in the heartland: Kris Wade a...

Modern slavery, hidden in plain sight | Kate Garbers | TEDxExeter

Modern slavery of disabled people in South Korea | Unreported World

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

What is the human cost to China's economic miracle? | Head to Head

Anti-Muslim Group Member Meets Syrian Refugees And Changes Opinion

AIPAC ignores Nazis; attacks Ilhan Omar

Strange Things Happening In Saudi Arabia - Erdogan Knows About It!

Unreported World- Nigeria: Sex, Lies and Black Magic

Rose Siggins: The Woman With Half a Body | Extraordinary People Document...

Doodda Cali Khaliif iyo Dastuurka Somaliland

Prof Axmed Ismaaciil Samatar oo Madal aqooneed is waydaarsaday Dhalinyarada