Wednesday, 5 December 2007

Trafficked women being abused in Edinburgh

Seven women in city victims of trafficking
SEVEN women in Edinburgh have been identified as human trafficking victims as part of a UK-wide police operation.
Most of the women uncovered since Pentameter 2 began on October 2 were from the Far East - mainly Thailand and Malaysia.
The majority had travelled to Britain to pay off a family debt and ended up working in the Capital's sex industry.
In one case reported today, a Romanian woman was repeatedly raped by human traffickers on the way to London, before being taken to work in an Edinburgh brothel.
Pentameter 2, the UK's biggest ever human trafficking operation, is now being extended into the New Year.
Meanwhile, a photo gallery to raise awareness about the issue has been set up at Edinburgh Airport.
It is hoped the Slave Britain exhibition will also help airport workers spot signs and alert authorities.

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