Slavery

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A Samoan man has been arrested in New Zealand on charges of slavery and people trafficking. While there have been a few prosecutions over the last few years for exploitation of migrant workers, an immigration official described this case as “A new low for New Zealand.”

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More than 45 million people around the world are living in slavery.  That’s according to an Australian human rights group which compiled what it calls the “Global Slavery Index.” And it says two-thirds of those modern day slaves live in the Asia Pacific.  HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.