Posts tagged as human trafficking

Latvia: Foreign Ministry, Interior Ministry team up to tackle human trafficking

Monday, October 12, 2020

On 12 October, to mark EU Anti-trafficking Day, the Ministry of the Interior and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs are launching a joint information and awareness-raising campaign for the autumn of 2020. Titled “A Victim of Human Trafficking?”, the aim of the campaign is to engage with the public and raise awareness of trafficking in its various forms, the risks and consequences of being trafficked and the opportunities for receiving assistance. In…

Show of support for priest suspected of sexual abuse

Monday, September 10, 2018

Supporters of a Catholic priest suspected of participation in human trafficking and sexual abuse turned out in Rezekne, eastern Latvia September 9. As previously reported by LSM, priest Pāvels Zeila is being held in custody by police as part of what they believe was a three-person sexual abuse ring involving abuse of a mentally disabled man. On Sunday several hundred parishoners and supporters of the priest staged a protest and prayer meeting, calling for his…