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‘13,000 victims of slavery in UK’

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Arzu Merali blames what she calls economic colonialism for the modern slavery crisis in the UK

"You know these are just the kind of end products for a very, very unjust system idolization of people demonization of people ongoing colonialism is neo-colonialism of economies around the world these are kind of completely related," Arzu Merali told Press TV on Saturday.

Her comments came against the backdrop of an official report suggesting that up to 13,000 people across the UK were victims of modern slavery in 2013, four times more than previously estimated.

The UK Home Office released the figures on Saturday following a study that aimed to calculate the number of previously unreported modern slavery victims.

Read the full piece and watch the interview published on 29 November 2014 on Press TV

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