Two Iranians sentenced to death, including LGBTQ activist

CNN — Two Iranians were sentenced to death by a court for “corruption on earth,” Iran’s state news agency IRNA said Monday. One of them, Zahra Sedighi-Hamadani, was described by Amnesty International earlier this year as a gender nonconforming person and LGBTI activist who was detained by authorities “due to her real or perceived sexual … Read more

‘You are not honourable anymore’: Shamed into Iraq’s sex trade | Human Trafficking

Part I – The Ambush The sedan pulled into a side street in Mansour, an upmarket area of ​​western Baghdad. The rush-hour traffic on the main thoroughfare had thinned into a trickle, allowing the neighborhood to settle into the mellow, late-morning rhythm of middle-class life. Rolling past the high concrete walls and manicured hedges, the … Read more

In Video on US-Mexico Border Crossing Perils, Sen. Cruz Blames Biden for ‘Worst Plague of Slavery’ In Video on US-Mexico Border Crossing Perils, Sen. Cruz Blames Biden for ‘Worst Plague of Slavery’ In Video on US-Mexico Border Crossing Perils, Sen. Cruz Blames Biden for ‘Worst Plague of Slavery’ In line with Republican Party priorities, US Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) has long raged about the “surge” of migrants coming across the … Read more

US hits out at Russia, China in annual human trafficking report | Human Trafficking News

The United States has hit out against Russia and China, accusing the two countries of enabling human trafficking in a US Department of State annual report on the subject. The 634-page document, released on Tuesday, covers policies on human trafficking around the world, including in the United States. Both Russia and China are mentioned throughout … Read more

Bodies of migrants who died in Texas truck returned to Mexico | Migration News

Mexico bringing back bodies of 25 victims who died in a truck that was abandoned in the sweltering heat in San Antonio. After days of preparation and donations to cover funeral costs, a mountain community in eastern Mexico on Thursday mourned the return of three teenagers who were among the 53 migrants who died inside … Read more

UK police launch probe into Mo Farah’s trafficking revelation | Human Trafficking News

The investigation comes after the Somali-born British athlete said he was illegally trafficked into the UK as a child. London’s Metropolitan Police has opened an investigation into British Olympic great Mo Farah’s revelations he was illegally trafficked into Britain as a child. The 39-year-old Somali-born athlete – who won double Olympic gold (5/10,000m) for his … Read more

Texas migrant deaths: Families anxious amid efforts to ID victims | Migration News

The bodies of more than a dozen Hondurans have been identified among the 53 people who died after being trapped inside a truck in southern Texas, a senior Mexican official said, the families desperately seeking news of their loved ones amid ongoing efforts to identify the victims. Francisco Garduno, head of the Mexican government’s National … Read more

US opens criminal probe after 51 people die in Texas truck | Human Trafficking News

Authorities in the United States have opened a criminal investigation into the deaths of at least 51 people who had been trapped inside a sweltering tractor-trailer found abandoned in the city of San Antonio in southern Texas. The incident was one of the deadliest human trafficking tragedies along the US-Mexico border in recent history. The … Read more