A Miami University student recently interviewed Stepanka Korytova, founder of the Centers for the Study of Human Trafficking – South-Central Pennsylvania, about the abuse she experienced emigrating to the U.S. as part of a story sharing about the the growth of human trafficking in the U.S.
Working through a British-sponsored beauty pageant the Chinese government seems to have gone out of its way to silence this 26 year old who has been speaking out against China for its human rights record. From the New York Times:
“After the Chinese authorities blocked the Canadian beauty queen Anastasia Lin from attending the 65th annual Miss World pageant in China last year, the event’s British organizers offered her a consolation prize, of sorts: They promised to allow her a chance to compete in the 2016 finals, which are currently underway in suburban Washington.
Over the past three weeks, as she and her fellow contestants have rehearsed for Tuesday’s finale, Ms. Lin, 26 — an actress, classically trained pianist and outspoken critic of Chinese human rights abuses — has been barred from speaking to the news media, friends and relatives said.”
(Reading) — A prosecutor in the midstate is believed to be the first one in the state to get a conviction under a new law meant to address human trafficking.
Berks County Assistant District Attorney Carmen White brought an involuntary servitude charge against a man who provided a teenage girl with drugs, and threatened to tell others if she didn’t have sex with him.