179 Victims of Human Trafficking Rescued
Tuesday, November 16, 2004 12:10 PM

The coordinator of the International Organization for Migration’s counter trafficking project in Uzbekistan, Nodira Karimova, has reported that 179 victims of human trafficking have been rescued in the first year of the project. The project successfully helped many victims return to their homes from abroad. Reportedly, many Uzbeks are currently victims of human trafficking and are being employed as “virtual slaves” in Russia. Many victims report that the majority of individuals associated with the gangs who victimize so many Uzbeks desperate for work, are themselves Uzbeks.

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