Across Asia’s borders, trafficking survivors dial in for justice


When Neha Maldar testified against the traffickers who enslaved her as a sex worker in India, she spoke from the safety of her own country, Bangladesh, via video conferencing, a technology that could revolutionise the pursuit of justice in such cases. The men in the western city of Mumbai appeared via video link more than 2,000 km (1,243 miles) west of Maldar as she sat in a government office in Jessore, a major regional hub for sex trafficking, 50 km from Bangladesh’s border with India. “I saw the people who had trafficked me on the screen and I wasn’t scared to identify…

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