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Over 45 Million People Globally are Modern Slaves

Over forty-five million people are subject to some form of modern slavery, according to a report released by the Global Slavery Index on Tuesday. India and Uzbekistan are among the countries with both the highest absolute number of slaves and the highest proportion of slaves to their population. Citizens of Uzbekistan are subject to state-sanctioned forced labor picking cotton.  North Korea also makes the list for highest proportion of slaves among the population for forced labor...

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