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  • Global Slavery Index 2016: What about Slavery in Indonesia?

    Global Slavery Index 2016: What about Slavery in Indonesia?

    Around 45.8 million people currently living around the globe - men, women or children - are victim of slavery according to the latest publication of the Walk Free Foundation. Examples of slavery are human trafficking (for the purpose of matters such as forced labor and sexual exploitation) but also forced marriage is regarded a form of slavery. The 2016 Global Slavery Index shows that there are 45.8 million victims trapped in slavery, a figure that is considerably higher than earlier assumptions. Alarmingly, Indonesia is among the top ten nations with the highest number of "modern slaves".

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  • Illegal Fishery, Abuse & Slavery on Indonesia’s Benjina Island?

    Illegal Fishery, Abuse & Slavery on Indonesia’s Benjina Island?

    The recently exposed case that involves illegal fishery, abuse and even alleged slavery on and near the remote island of Benjina (East Indonesia) has taken another turn after a key witness in the case was found dead in a hotel in Central Jakarta over the weekend. Yoseph Sairlela, adviser at Indonesia’s Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Ministry, was beaten to death according to local media. Indonesia's National Police stated that it suspects the murder is related to the ‘Benjina-case’. The ministry requested police protection for other key witnesses.

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