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Bangladeshis who are oppressed at home and abroad

Last year, the Global Slavery Index put Bangladesh 10th on the list of countries with the highest number of enslaved people.

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Malaysian Buddhist leader joins interfaith pact to end slavery

Datuk K Sri Dhammaratana, Buddhist Chief High Priest of Malaysia, joins world religious leaders in a declaration to end modern-day slavery.

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Malaysian Buddhist leader joins interfaith pact to end slavery

Datuk K Sri Dhammaratana, Buddhist Chief High Priest of Malaysia, joins world religious leaders in a declaration to end modern-day slavery.

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Pope urges global war on human trafficking, appeals to consumers

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis called for a global mobilisation to combat human trafficking and slavery on Wednesday, appealing to consumers to shun goods that may have been produced by exploited workers.

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Mauritania condemns man to death for 'insulting the prophet'

NOUAKCHOTT (Reuters) - Mauritania on Thursday condemned a man to death for "insulting the prophet", a human rights group said, a day after the country opened the trial of an anti-slavery activist.

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Thai PM vows to fight human trafficking in sex trade, fishing industry

BANGKOK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha has vowed to crackdown on human trafficking in the sex trade and fishing industry in 2015 and punish any public officials involved after international criticism of Thailand's failure to tackle the crime.

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Pope urges united fight against slavery, human trafficking

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis urged people of all religions and cultures on Thursday to unite to fight modern slavery and human trafficking, saying in his first Mass of 2015 that everyone had a God-given right to be free.

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Mauritanian anti-slavery leader jailed over November protest

NOUAKCHOTT (Reuters) - The losing candidate in Mauritania's presidential election was jailed for two years on Thursday along with two other people who had organised a march against slavery, their defence lawyer said.

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Indian police find hundreds of child slaves making bangles - media

NEW DELHI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Hundreds of Indian children trafficked and enslaved to make bangles have been rescued by police in a series of early morning raids in the southern city of Hyderabad, local NDTV news channel reported on Friday.

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Climate change pushes India's poorest children into slavery - Satyarthi

NEW DELHI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Disasters resulting from climate change are pushing poor Indian families into poverty so deep that they are lured by traffickers into selling their children into bonded labour or prostitution, Nobel Peace Laureate Kailash Satyarthi said on Thursday.