Slavery

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Slavery

The practice in which one person owns another person, or at least that person's labor. In either case, the owner does not compensate the slave for his/her work. Slavery is one of the world's oldest institutions. In the modern world, it is considered one of the most egregious human rights violations. It is illegal in nearly every country, but still exists. In the present, it is strongly associated with sexual trafficking and forced domestic servants.
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THE downfall of slave-trader Luan Plakici was a long time coming.
What made the business especially lucrative was that the African slave-traders did not go for the latest technical innovation in gun-making.
And Wednesday, the Chinese People's Supreme Court announced four more slave-traders were executed the same day, the official Xinhua News Agency said.