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Arrests in Instagram baby-selling ring case

JAKARTA (UCAN): Police in Surabaya, Indonesia’s second-largest city, have made four arrests after breaking up an alleged baby-selling ring run from an Instagram account.
The account claimed to be linked to the Family Welfare Institute and a Facebook group called the Child Care Foundation, according to local media reports.
 
The account holder identified himself as “AP” and said he was a 29-year-old man helping find solutions to family problems.
 

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Mom, when are you coming home?

“Mom, when are you coming back? When you come back, mother”? The seven-year-old girl repeated the question several times into the tape recorder. 
 
She thinks her mother is working abroad, but in fact, the 44-year-old Brazilian has been in a correctional centre for the past three years on the other side of the world after being arrested at Hong Kong International airport with drugs in her luggage. 
 








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Migration not an economic answer

ABUJA (SE): “Human trafficking is likely to increase the number of frustrated people who cannot make ends meet. You know by the time you finish university and you are roaming the streets for three, four, five and six years with no job and you reach 30 or 31-years-of-age with no future, it is very difficult to sit down quietly,” Fides quoted John Cardinal Oneiyekan, the archbishop of Abuja, in Nigeria, as saying.

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Pornography is a cancer in society

MANILA (SE): The bishops of one of the biggest exporting and exploiting countries of pornography, The Philippines, released an extensive pastoral letter dated February 10, Ash Wednesday, describing the industry as a pervasive social cancer that corrupts countless men, women and children.

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Nationality does not protect from exploitation by labour brokers

HONG KONG (SE): Something seems out of sync watching a young man from Hong Kong crying on Australian television as he tells the story of how he had been trafficked to labour on a Queensland plantation.

The young man paid money to a labour broker to take advantage of the short term employment visa programme the Australian government offers to young people from overseas to work in the farming, food packaging and construction sectors, among others.