Human trafficking from Lithuania increases

TBT Staff in cooperation with BNS – The Baltic Times – Mon 23 March, 2009

Nearly 20 percent of trafficked Lithuanian women are underage.

Nearly 20 percent of trafficked Lithuanian women are underage.

VILNIUS- Despite preventative measures by politicians, human trafficking volumes from Lithuania are rising.

Detective Chief Superintendent in charge of Metropolitan Police Clubs and Vice Unit Richard Martin on March 20 communicated this tendency on a visit to the Human Rights Committee under the Lithuanian Seimas.

Most women are brought to London from Thailand and Eastern Europe, and their number is expected to rise with the approaching Olympic Games, said the U.K. officer, also expressing concern over the hefty volumes of women trafficking from Lithuania. . .

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