Modern slavery: Migrants recruited and exploited in places of worship, says charity


by NADEEM BADSHAH SLAVERY victims from south Asia are being recruited in places of worship by relatives in the UK who use “threats and blackmail” to control them, a report found. Campaigners have called for more funding and awareness to tackle the issue after the Unseen charity revealed that its helpline received over 7,400 calls and messages last year, a 68 per cent increase on 2017. Unseen made over 2,280 referrals to police and other agencies, a 58 per cent rise on 2017, with potential victims from India and Pakistan remaining in the top 10 for the most common nationalities.…

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