Two further people are arrested on suspicion of manslaughter and conspiracy to traffic people in connection to the case.
Sources: BBC News
Sources: BBC News
Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko says he "would recommend the leadership of Poland, Lithuanians and other empty-headed people to think before speaking," suggesting Belarus would halt natural gas supplies into Europe, if the EU pushes more sanctions. EU member states are to decide some time next week on new sanctions for human trafficking which led to the crisis.
Indonesian police arrest four executives at Indonesian recruitment agencies and charge them with human trafficking in connection with the alleged torturing to death of an Indonesian worker on board a Chinese fishing vessel last month.
Norway agrees to take in 600 refugees from Rwanda who were previously evacuated from Libyan detention camps. Rwanda last September signed an agreement with the United Nations to take in asylum seekers from Libya while their status was being processed, to cut down on human trafficking in the Mediterranean.
The driver of the lorry in which 39 bodies were found is charged with 39 counts of manslaughter, as well as immigration offences, money laundering, and people trafficking. Three other people remain in police custody suspected of manslaughter and people trafficking after 39 bodies were found in a lorry earlier this week.
Liu Xiaoming, Chinese ambassador to the United Kingdom, announces he has sent a team to Essex to verify the identities of the 39 bodies found in a lorry this week, who are thought by UK authorities to be Chinese nationals. Post-mortems are due to begin today. The Northern Irish driver remains in police custody, suspected of murder.
An Iraqi man is arrested at Brisbane Airport for his membership in a human trafficking syndicate responsible for chartering a boat carrying 421 Afghan and Iraqi refugees to Australia. More than 350 of those aboard perished when the boat sank off the coast of Indonesia in October 2001.
A woman who previously accused late United States financier Jeffrey Epstein of sexually abusing her when she was a teenager says she was "trafficked" to Prince Andrew of the United Kingdom and was abused by him at a house in London. She calls him "an abuser" and "a participant". Prince Andrew denies the allegations.