US blasts countries over human trafficking

Published: 6:10 am, Tuesday, 28 July 2015

The United States has accused Russia, Thailand, Iran and Libya of insufficient action against human trafficking, in a damning new report.

Those nations - as well as Venezuela, Algeria, Syria, Yemen, North Korea, South Sudan and Zimbabwe - were at the bottom of an annual ranking compiled by the State Department and announced by Secretary of State John Kerry on Monday...