Talk:Slave raiding

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Modern slavery?[edit]

Slavery is illegal under international law. I doubt the statement that "in some South American countries where state-sanctioned captivity of indentured workers still occurs". Is there any conclusive evidence of this?125.237.105.102 (talk) 07:02, 27 September 2014 (UTC)

Ah. Yes, some people in poor countries are held in labor under forms of duress that might be deemed slavery. However, they were not put into that condition of servitude by raiders, hence do not belong in this article. Thanks in part to international law, the practice of attacking a town to carry away its people to work elsewhere has pretty much disappeared. Recent actions of Islamic State have raised the question again, but not so acutely as to be covered here. Jim.henderson (talk) 18:43, 28 September 2014 (UTC)