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Ten shocking facts about modern slavery

See this list of ten shocking facts about slavery today.  Shocking fact number one is that there are more people in slavery now than at any time in history.

Update 8 July 2008:  Foreign domestic workers in Saudi Arabia suffer severe abuses says this Human Rights Watch report released today.

Update, Dec. 2008:  The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights has called for concerted action to end slavery.

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