Category Archives: Slavery

December 23, 2017

Mother of NBA’s Chris Bosh Arrested and Charged with Keeping a Disabled Man As a Slave, at Home Bought by Her Son

The mother of former Miami Heat power forward Chris Bosh has been arrested and charged with the exploitation of a disabled person whom authorities say she abused in the Texas home bought for her by the NBA star.

After conducting a December 19 raid at her DeSoto, Texas, home, police arrested Frieda Bosh, and charged her with forcing a disabled man to help her sell drugs, according to WFAA Channel 8 TV.

A police report says that investigators found drug paraphernalia and evidence that the 58-year-old Bosh had engaged in cocaine and heroin trafficking from her home.

Police allege that the elder Bosh and a former tenant, Johnathan Brown, forced the disabled man to deliver drugs for the pair under threat of physical harm. The victim was living in the Bosh home at the time.

Investigators also say that Bosh extorted from the disabled man most of his disability payments given to him for PTSD and depression. She also allegedly forced him to do housework to keep his room at the home.

Court papers also say that authorities assume that Bosh engaged in such behavior to obtain free drugs from her co-conspirator.

According to the Daily Mail the former Miami Heat player has been at odds with his mother for sometime and even tried to have her evicted from the Ohio home he purchased.

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December 5, 2017

Nigerian Slaves Have Organs Harvested, Bodies Mutilated and Are Set on Fire, Horrifying Pictures Claim (Video)

The United Nations Security Council met in an emergency session this week to consider applying sanctions and the full range of international law against the smugglers involved in the slave trade.

A burned corpse hanging upside down. Three men standing side by side with scars covering the wounds from their stolen internal organs. Human beings for sale.

Those are the searing images of the modern-day slavery taking place across Libya, posted by a former Nigerian minister after a CNN investigation revealed that Nigerian migrants were being sold into slavery by smugglers for $200.

“Roasted alive,” tweeted former Nigerian Aviation Minister Femi Fani-Kayode. “This is what Libyans do to sub-Saharan Africans who are looking for a transit point to Europe. They sell them into slavery and either murder, mutilate, torture or work them to death.”

Fani-Kayode quoted a report claiming that 75 percent of those sold into the Libyan slave trade were southern Nigerians who had their organs harvested and their bodies burned or mutilated.

It is unclear whether Fani-Kayode’s images are authentic. In the one featuring the burned corpse, a soldier standing nearby is wearing an Iraqi military uniform, suggesting that the picture was not connected to the Libyan slave trade.

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November 15, 2017

People for sale

Where lives are auctioned for $400.

“Eight hundred,” says the auctioneer. “900 … 1,000 … 1,100 …” Sold. For 1,200 Libyan dinars — the equivalent of $800.

Not a used car, a piece of land, or an item of furniture. Not “merchandise” at all, but two human beings.

One of the unidentified men being sold in the grainy cell phone video obtained by CNN is Nigerian. He appears to be in his twenties and is wearing a pale shirt and sweatpants.

He has been offered up for sale as one of a group of “big strong boys for farm work,” according to the auctioneer, who remains off camera. Only his hand — resting proprietorially on the man’s shoulder — is visible in the brief clip.

After seeing footage of this slave auction, CNN worked to verify its authenticity and traveled to Libya to investigate further.

Carrying concealed cameras into a property outside the capital of Tripoli last month, we witness a dozen people go “under the hammer” in the space of six or seven minutes.

“Does anybody need a digger? This is a digger, a big strong man, he’ll dig,” the salesman, dressed in camouflage gear, says. “What am I bid, what am I bid?”

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November 10, 2017

Inside a Secretive Group Where Women Are Branded

It is not clear how many women were branded or which Nxivm officials were aware of the practice. A copy of a text message Mr. Raniere sent to a female follower indicates that he knew women were being branded and that the symbol’s design incorporated his initials.

Last March, five women gathered in a home near here to enter a secret sisterhood they were told was created to empower women.

To gain admission, they were required to give their recruiter — or “master,” as she was called — naked photographs or other compromising material and were warned that such “collateral” might be publicly released if the group’s existence were disclosed.

The women, in their 30s and 40s, belonged to a self-help organization called Nxivm, which is based in Albany and has chapters across the country, Canada and Mexico.

Sarah Edmondson, one of the participants, said she had been told she would get a small tattoo as part of the initiation. But she was not prepared for what came next.

Each woman was told to undress and lie on a massage table, while three others restrained her legs and shoulders. According to one of them, their “master,” a top Nxivm official named Lauren Salzman, instructed them to say: “Master, please brand me, it would be an honor.”

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October 12, 2017

Fraud investigator wails as she is jailed for enslaving ‘house girl’

A JobCentre fraud investigator who kept a young Nigerian woman as a slave for more than a decade apologised to her as she was jailed for 30 months.

Afolake Adeniji, 50, flew Iyabo Prosper from Nigeria to London in 2003 when she was 13, offering her an education and a chance to escape poverty.

But Iyabo was woken at 5.30am each morning to cook and clean for Adeniji’s family and look after her children, often working for 16 hours a day.

Southwark crown court heard that Iyabo was left miserable, depressed and contemplating suicide after years as a “house girl” under Adeniji.

Adeniji, who lost her job as a senior fraud investigator for the Department for Work and Pensions, based at a Plaistow JobCentre, when the criminal case came to light, collapsed and let out a long wail as she was sentenced on Friday. She had insisted during her trial that Iyabo was lying and had been welcomed into her family, but at the sentencing hearing she apologised for forcing her into slavery.

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September 30, 2017

Cuban Doctors Revolt: ‘You Get Tired of Being a Slave’

“When you leave Cuba for the first time, you discover many things that you had been blind to,” said Yaili Jiménez Gutierrez, one of the doctors who filed suit. “There comes a time when you get tired of being a slave.”

In a rare act of collective defiance, scores of Cuban doctors working overseas to make money for their families and their country are suing to break ranks with the Cuban government, demanding to be released from what one judge called a “form of slave labor.”

Thousands of Cuban doctors work abroad under contracts with the Cuban authorities. Countries like Brazil pay the island’s Communist government millions of dollars every month to provide the medical services, effectively making the doctors Cuba’s most valuable export.

But the doctors get a small cut of that money, and a growing number of them in Brazil have begun to rebel. In the last year, at least 150 Cuban doctors have filed lawsuits in Brazilian courts to challenge the arrangement, demanding to be treated as independent contractors who earn full salaries, not agents of the Cuban state.

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August 24, 2017

Importing a Slave Class by Ann Coulter

We fought a civil war 150 years ago to force Democrats to give up slavery. They’ve become so desperate for servants that now they’re importing an underclass to wash their clothes and pick their vegetables. This mass importation of unskilled immigrants is the left’s new form of slavery.

Apparently, my position on immigration is that we must deport all 12 million illegal aliens immediately, inasmuch as this is billed as the only alternative to immediate amnesty. The jejune fact that we “can’t deport them all” is supposed to lead ineluctably to the conclusion that we must grant amnesty to illegal aliens — and fast!

I’m astounded that debate has sunk so low that I need to type the following words, but: No law is ever enforced 100 percent.

We can’t catch all rapists, so why not grant amnesty to rapists? Surely no one wants thousands of rapists living in the shadows! How about discrimination laws? Insider trading laws? Do you expect Bush to round up everyone who goes over the speed limit? Of course we can’t do that. We can’t even catch all murderers. What we need is “comprehensive murder reform.” It’s not “amnesty” — we’ll ask them to pay a nominal fine.

If it’s “impossible” to deport illegal aliens, how did we come to have so much specific information about them? I keep hearing they are Catholic, pro-life, hardworking, just dying to become American citizens, and will take jobs other Americans won’t. Someone must have talked to them to gather all this information. Let’s find that guy! He knows where they are.

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August 11, 2017

Modern slavery and trafficking ‘in every UK town and city’ (Video)

Modern slavery and human trafficking in the UK is “far more prevalent than previously thought,” the National Crime Agency has said.

The NCA said there were more than 300 live policing operations currently, with cases affecting “every large town and city in the country”.

The agency estimated that there were tens of thousands of victims.

It said previous estimates of 10,000-13,000 victims in the UK were found to be the “tip of the iceberg”.

“The more we look, the more we find,” the NCA’s vulnerabilities director Will Kerr said.

Mr Kerr said he had been shocked by what he had seen during this year’s intensive efforts to break up gangs, with almost every major operation triggering even more investigations.

He warned that trafficking into modern slavery was now so widespread that ordinary people would be unwittingly coming into contact with victims every day.

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August 6, 2017

Child miners aged four living a hell on Earth so YOU can drive an electric car (Video)

Awful human cost in squalid Congo cobalt mine that Michael Gove didn’t consider in his ‘clean’ energy crusade.

Picking through a mountain of huge rocks with his tiny bare hands, the exhausted little boy makes a pitiful sight.

His name is Dorsen and he is one of an army of children, some just four years old, working in the vast polluted mines of the Democratic Republic of Congo, where toxic red dust burns their eyes, and they run the risk of skin disease and a deadly lung condition. Here, for a wage of just 8p a day, the children are made to check the rocks for the tell-tale chocolate-brown streaks of cobalt – the prized ingredient essential for the batteries that power electric cars.

And it’s feared that thousands more children could be about to be dragged into this hellish daily existence – after the historic pledge made by Britain to ban the sale of petrol and diesel cars from 2040 and switch to electric vehicles.

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July 25, 2017

More than a dozen Missouri massage parlors raided — and the reason is incredibly disturbing

America still importing slaves.

At least 18 massage parlors were raided in Missouri recently as part of the state’s effort to battle human trafficking.

According to a report by the Springfield News-Leader, the massage parlors are believed to be part of a large ring of human sex trafficking in Greene County. Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley said on Thursday women at the businesses were being held against their will and forced to engage in sexual acts with customers. The women are believed to be from China or other east Asian nations.

Hawley, who has sought emergency orders to close the businesses down, said on Thursday his office is going to “hunt down” any human traffickers in the state.

“We will find you out, we will hunt you down and we will prosecute you,” Hawley said.

Hawley’s office named 18 spas and massage parlors in the state’s action against the operators of the businesses.

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