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Human Trafficking Investigated in Iceland

A new department for organized crime at the Reykjavík Metropolitan Police is investigating suspected cases of human trafficking in Iceland, especially in the construction and tourism industries. The department has hired a special investigator for such cases.

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Five-Fold Increase in Escort Ads

Detective Snorri Birgisson, who heads the Reykjavík Metropolitan Police’s human trafficking division, told RÚV that prostitution in Iceland has increased considerably in recent years.

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Contractors Suspected of Human Trafficking

Foreign workers of a contracting firm under investigation for massive tax fraud, sought help at the Embassy of Poland in Reykjavík last Friday after electricity had been cut off from the building in which they resided.

Icelandic Opposition Towards Amnesty’s Sex Trade Decriminalization

Seven Icelandic women’s organizations issued a joint statement expressing disapproval of human rights group Amnesty International’s proposed policy on the decriminalization of sex work last week, echoing concerns from other rights groups around the world. Amnesty today voted to adopt its policy...