Posted on October 21, 2013 on the Voice of Russia—
“”Traffickers are exploiting the demand for organs and the vulnerability of children. It’s unlikely that a trafficker is going to take this risk and bring just one child into the UK. It is likely there was a group,” said Bharti Patel, the chief executive of Ecpat UK, the child protection charity.
The number of victims of human trafficking in Britain has significantly grown by more than 50 per cent last year. Police revealed that 371 children were exploited as slaves or for sexual abuses. Most of these children were coming from Vietnam, Nigeria, China, Romania and Bangladesh.
This number includes 20 British girls who also became victims of human trafficking and rapes.
As the World Health Organization reports, more than 7,000 kidneys are illegally obtained by traffickers each year around the world. Kidneys are the most sought organs as one can be removed from a patient without any ill effects comparing to hearts, lungs, livers or others.
Details of the scale of human trafficking in Britain were published as the government announced plans to give modern-day slave drivers a maximum sentence.
Under the proposals, offenders who already have a conviction for a serious sexual or violent offence will receive an automatic life sentence. The current maximum custodial sentence for trafficking is 14 years.”
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