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Mon, 01 Aug, 2016 12:51:36 AM
FTimes-STT Report, Aug 1

The number of incidents of human trafficking has increased significantly in the country during the recent period, according a report run by the Finnish language daily Kaleva.

The police have filed more reports on human trafficking this year than at any time since 2004 when human trafficking became a criminal offence.

A total of 33 reports on human trafficking were filed from January to June this year, almost thrice the number of reports filed in the corresponding period of 2015, said the police.

Those residing illegally in Finland are especially at risk of being trafficked.

Most of the human trafficking cases in Finland relate to employment, said Minna Kimpimäki, a professor of criminal law.

Victims are kept in inhumane conditions, for example, in restaurants or gardening industries.

Victims of human trafficking may also be forced into sex work.

Sources said Finland is both a transit country and a destination for human trafficking.

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