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  • Back to the Brothel

    01/22/2005 12:33:13 PM PST · by wagglebee · 25 replies · 4,016+ views
    New York Times ^ | 1/22/05 | NICHOLAS D. KRISTOF
    Poipet, Cambodia — After I purchased Srey Mom from her brothel for $203 a year ago and brought her back to her village, the joy was overwhelming. Her parents and siblings had assumed she was dead, and they shrieked and hugged and cried. I had doubts about the other sex slave I had purchased, Srey Neth, whom I wrote about on Wednesday - and who in fact is thriving and is now preparing to become a hairdresser. But I was pretty sure that Srey Mom would make it. So I'm devastated to say that a year later, I found Srey...
  • Leaving the Brothel Behind

    01/19/2005 7:28:26 PM PST · by wagglebee · 99 replies · 8,798+ views
    New York Times ^ | 1/19/05 | NICHOLAS D. KRISTOF
    BATTAMBANG, Cambodia A year ago, a pimp handed me a quivering teenage girl. Her name was Srey Neth, and she was one of the hundreds of thousands of teenagers who are enslaved by the sex trafficking industry worldwide. Then I did something dreadfully unjournalistic: I bought her. I purchased Srey Neth for $150 and another teenager, Srey Mom, for $203, receiving receipts from the brothel owners. As readers may remember, I then freed the girls and took them back to their villages. Now I've come back to find out how they coped with freedom. At first, it turns out, everything...
  • Cambodia, Where Sex Traffickers Are King

    01/15/2005 1:11:35 PM PST · by wagglebee · 29 replies · 20,634+ views
    New York Times ^ | 1/15/05 | NICHOLAS D. KRISTOF
    PHNOM PENH, Cambodia Sex trafficking at its worst is the slavery of the 21st century, yet it has become one of the world's growth industries. To understand how brazen it is, step up to the second floor of the Chai Hour II Hotel here in the Cambodian capital. It's like an aquarium: beyond a glass wall are dozens of teenage girls in skimpy white outfits, each with a number. The customer orders a girl by number, and the manager delivers her a moment later to a private room. A Cambodian police report in my hands describes the Chai Hour II...
  • An Evil We Can't Ignore - Human Trafficing

    08/03/2004 10:35:03 AM PDT · by UnklGene · 5 replies · 1,444+ views ^ | August 2, 2004 | Chuck Colson
    An Evil We Can't Ignore - Human Trafficking President Bush recently made a speech that didn't receive much attention. It wasn't about one of those issues dear to the media's heart, like the war in Iraq, so it slipped under their radar. Only a handful of articles were written about the speech, and it received very little TV coverage. I think it deserves much more attention than that, because the subject of that speech is one of the biggest moral issues of our time. Addressing the National Training Conference on Human Trafficking in Tampa, Florida, the president talked about steps...
  • Asian Sex-Slave Ring Busted In Vermont

    07/23/2004 8:02:50 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 29 replies · 2,691+ views
    Fox News ^ | July 23, 2004 | Fox
    Asian Sex-Slave Ring Busted in Vermont Friday, July 23, 2004 ESSEX JUNCTION, Vt. — The regulars at the Park Place Tavern weren't surprised when police raided what is being described as an Asian brothel in a small house across their shared driveway. But they were surprised when news reports linked the now-closed Tokyo Spa (search) and two other health clubs in the area to what police say is an international prostitution ring that smuggled Asian women into the United States and made them sex slaves. "We joked about it here all the time," said Sandy Maloney, who lives in an...
  • Cuban American from Miami leads U.S. attack on slavery

    06/14/2004 4:32:01 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 13 replies · 374+ views
    Miami Herald ^ | June 14, 2004 | AMY DRISCOLL
    When Alex Acosta talks about the Justice Department's battle against modern-day slavery, the passion in his voice comes from one stark image in his memory. It's a photograph he saw a few years ago of a tiny room where a 14-year-old Mexican girl was held captive: just three walls, a curtain and a twin bed. The girl slept there, lived there and was forced to have sex there with man after man, up to 30 a day, he said. There was only one personal item in the room: a teddy bear, the last remnant of her lost childhood. ''This is...
  • Not Unfamiliar; Images of sexual abuse and humiliation in Abu Ghraib.

    05/08/2004 10:51:11 PM PDT · by Beau Schott · 12 replies · 343+ views ^ | May 06, 2004, 8:34 a.m. | Donna M. Hughes
    May 06, 2004, 8:34 a.m.Not UnfamiliarImages of sexual abuse and humiliation in Abu Ghraib. Donna M. HughesThe photographs of sexual abuse and humiliation of Iraqi prisoners in Abu Ghraib prison are shocking and disgusting. They are also familiar. I have seen images like these before in other places and contexts.The Taguba Report on the abuses at Abu Ghraib prison found that "numerous incidents of sadistic, blatant, and wanton criminal abuses were inflicted on several detainees." Credible evidence was found that Iraqi detainees had been subjected to acts such as: Videotaping and photographing naked male and female detainees; Forcibly arranging...

    05/08/2004 2:06:00 AM PDT · by kattracks · 24 replies · 884+ views
    New York Post ^ | 5/08/04 | NILES LATHEM
    <p>May 8, 2004 -- WASHINGTON - A senior aide to renegade Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr offered Iraqis a chilling new incentive to wage war yesterday: anyone who captures a female British soldier can keep her as a slave. The shocking offer was made by Sheik Abdul-Sattar al-Bahadi, Sadr's chief representative in southern Iraq, at a fiery sermon at the al-Hawi mosque in relatively tranquil Basra.</p>
  • Ashcroft's letter published in today's NYT, in response to The Girls Next Door (Sex Slaves article)

    02/15/2004 10:48:36 AM PST · by summer · 36 replies · 387+ views
    The NYT Sunday Magazine ^ | Feb 15, 2004 | John D. Ashcroft, USA Attorney General
    Letters The Girls Next Door Peter Landesman's article (Jan. 25) shines a spotlight on the very real practice of human trafficking. While portraying the cruel and dominating world from which so many young women find no escape, the article failed to mention this administration's aggressive three-year initiative that has made substantial progress in combating this scourge. Stamping out this vile trade has ranked among the Bush administration's top priorities since its earliest days. In 2001, the Justice Department announced a new initiative to battle human trafficking, built on the pillars of prosecution, enhanced outreach and law-enforcement cooperation. Three years...
  • The Girls Next Door (Mexico-USA Sex Slave Trade)

    01/31/2004 9:13:12 PM PST · by Travis McGee · 96 replies · 3,632+ views
    New York Times Magazine ^ | January 25, 2004 | PETER LANDESMAN
    NYT Magazine January 25, 2004 The Girls Next Door By PETER LANDESMAN The house at 1212 1/2 West Front Street in Plainfield, N.J., is a conventional midcentury home with slate-gray siding, white trim and Victorian lines. When I stood in front of it on a breezy day in October, I could hear the cries of children from the playground of an elementary school around the corner. American flags fluttered from porches and windows. The neighborhood is a leafy, middle-class Anytown. The house is set back off the street, near two convenience stores and a gift shop. On the door of...
  • Life in jail for man who kept sex slaves in bunker

    07/16/2003 5:00:27 PM PDT · by demlosers · 23 replies · 621+ views
    The Straits Times ^ | July 17 2003
    Judge rejects plea for leniency and calls retired handyman a sick coward who should die in prison for his reign of terror SYRACUSE (New York) - A judge sentenced a retired handyman to 18 years to life in prison on Tuesday, calling the defendant 'a sick coward' and 'an evil man' for keeping five women as sex slaves in a concrete bunker. John Jamelske, 68, pleaded guilty last month to kidnapping five women and girls and holding them from 1988 till he was caught this year at his home in DeWitt, a Syracuse suburb. None of the victims appeared in...
  • Sex tourism as economic aid

    07/14/2003 12:49:12 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 17 replies · 1,347+ views
    The Sydney Morning Herald ^ | July 12 2003 | Julie Bindel
    Two flights are due into Montego Bay Airport, one from Toronto, the other from London. Clinton waits on the beach for the new arrivals, hoping that one of them will bring him good fortune. "I look for the milk bottles," he says, explaining how ultra-white skin is a giveaway, "the ones who've just arrived. Milk bottles that need filling ..." Negril, with its 11-kilometre stretch of pristine sand and turquoise sea, attracts the majority of Jamaica's 1.3 million tourists every year, primarily from the United States, Canada and Europe. It is known as a "swinging" resort. Many white Western women...
  • Sex for sale, legally

    07/14/2003 1:12:06 AM PDT · by optik_b · 15 replies · 5,117+ views
    Sex for sale, legally Jul 11th 2003 From The Economist Global Agenda Though some governments are still trying to crack down on prostitution, others are realising that it is better to legalise and license it than to suffer the ill effects of driving it underground. New Zealand has just done so; Belgium looks set to be next Reuters An honest Dutch taxpayer at work THE selling of sex has been widely practised, and roundly condemned, throughout history. The Bible constantly rails against whores and whoremongers, from Genesis through to Revelation, and the book of Leviticus gives the stern injunction: &#8220;Do...
  • Fleischer: Rape of POWs 'not worth mentioning'

    03/25/2003 5:39:00 PM PST · by Dajjal · 219 replies · 503+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | March 25, 2003 | Les Kinsolving
    Fleischer: Rape of POWs 'not worth mentioning' Spokesman fails to address issue of U.S. women held by enemy Posted: March 25, 20037:10 p.m. Eastern Editor's note: Each week, WorldNetDaily White House correspondent Les Kinsolving asks the tough questions no one else will ask. And each week, WorldNetDaily brings you the transcripts of those dialogues with the president and his spokesman. If you'd like to suggest a question for the White House, submit it to WorldNetDaily's exclusive interactive forum MR. PRESIDENT! By Les Kinsolving © 2003 At today's White House news briefing, WND asked presidential press secretary Ari Fleischer about the Iraqis'...
  • Port Of Call Girls/'Whore' Worth The Money

    02/26/2003 11:40:56 AM PST · by Cultural Jihad · 12 replies · 390+ views
    S.F. Chronicle ^ | February 26, 2003 | Carolyn Lochhead
    <p>Washington -- The Bay Area is a key port of entry for foreign women and children kidnapped or lured here under false pretenses to work in prostitution or pornography, State Department officials and advocates said Tuesday as the Bush administration vowed to combat what it called a fast-growing "modern-day form of slavery."</p>
  • Sex Slaves and Battle with Demons

    11/24/2002 7:57:45 PM PST · by FreedomCalls · 11 replies · 573+ views
    This Day (Nigeria) ^ | 17/11/2002 17:43:35 | Matthew Green
    Rebels stormed into Hellen's village and clubbed her father to death before dragging her into the Ugandan bush for training as a child soldier. For the 11-year-old girl, that was just Day One of her ordeal as slave "wife" in the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA), one of Africa's most fearsome rebel groups. Kidnapped by the raiders who murdered her father, she was forced to stand in a row with 18 other abducted girls as a rebel commander picked her out as his mate. Rape consummated the union. Hellen had yet to reach puberty. Now 17, she cradles his baby in...