[Europe.justus] Fwd: Breaking News: 5 Rescued from Brothel - Operation Covered in New York Times

Pierre Whalon bishop at tec-europe.org
Fri May 27 06:49:55 GMT 2011

Dear All,

Many of you remember Amy Roth, sometime senior warden of St. Paul's Rome and member of the Council of Advice.

Here is what she is doing these days. I for one am very proud of her.

Bishop Pierre

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> Locations: Kolkata, India
> Result: 5 freed from brothel
> Dear Pierre,
> This weekend, Pulitzer Prize-winning author and New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof accompanied local police and the IJM Kolkata team on a rescue operation in a Kolkata red-light district.
> Though the operation had been planned to secure the rescue of one, "we emerged from the brothel with five lives that had just been transformed," Kristof writes.
> Kolkata red-light district
> Read Nicholas Kristof’s coverage of the rescue in the New York Times »
> After uncovering proof that a 15-year-old girl had been trafficked to the brothel, the team quickly planned a rescue operation. Inside, they found not only the terrified girl, but two more young women asking to be rescued, as well as a 10-year-old who had just been trafficked into the brothel, and a 5-year-old girl who appeared to have been abandoned there.
> As a result of the effective and courageous action of our police partners, one pimp has been arrested, and there are warrants out for two more. Our social workers will continue to support the girls in the case, who are now safe from their abusers.
> Read Nicholas Kristof’s complete account of the operation in the New York Times »
> Thank you for joining IJM in making freedom possible for girls and women waiting for rescue.
> With gratitude,
> Sean Litton
> Vice President of Field Operations
> International Justice Mission
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Bishop (Mgr) Pierre Whalon
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