Thursday, August 31, 2006

Petition raises awareness in Germany

A susbcriber to e-POSHTA, a mailing list on Ukrainian topics, wrote in to thank readers for their stand against prostitution at the World Cup in Germany.

Some weeks ago (many of) you signed a petition related to sex trafficking and the World Cup which took place in Germany last month. I am writing to let you know that we appreciate your help and that our petition contributed to a global outcry against sex trafficking with particular attention directed to the German government.

A few weeks ago, we delivered the names of all 34,000 people from all over the world who signed our petition criticizing the government for not cracking down on this awful situation of prostitution at the World Cup. We did not get a response from the German government; we didn't really expect one. But we did get notes of thanks from Germans who were outraged at the developments related to the World Cup. You will be pleased that our campaign also contributed to demonstrations in front of more than one German government facility around the world.

I say, well done and many thanks.
All the best,
Austin Ruse

President C-FAM

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Japanese businessmen arrested for trafficking

Four Japanese businessmen have been arrested for trafficking in young women from Russia and Ukraine to work in nightclubs, according to this article....

Takashi Mori, 58, Koji Akagawa, 48, and two accomplices from Osaka sent false documents to the Japanese consulate in Khabarovsk, in Russia's Far East, with a request that visas be issued to a group of specialists for a period of training at one of the city's professional schools. A group of young Russian women entered Japan shortly after April 7.

The investigation established that this and other groups, totaling 40 women, rather than taking courses were employed as hostesses at local restaurants and nightclubs.

It is insidious how these scumbags can make themselves look legitimate. Even worse is the incredible payola that makes it worth the risk.

What a very unflattering reflection of human nature... that men so routinely abuse women for the sake of sexual gratification.