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Three men sentenced to 10 years over human trafficking

Fathmath Shaahunaz
23 November 2016, MVT 09:49
The three Bangladeshi men sentenced to ten years in jail for human trafficking in the Maldives. PHOTO/POLICE
Fathmath Shaahunaz
23 November 2016, MVT 09:49

The Criminal Court has sentenced three men convicted of human trafficking to ten years in jail, marking the first case in the Maldives where perpetrators were found guilty after the Anti-Human Trafficking Act was implemented in 2013.

The three people are M.D Saimolla, Abdul Malak and Badhshah of Bangladesh, who have been found guilty of trafficking a Bangladeshi woman to the Maldives capital in December 2013. This is also the first human trafficking case investigated by the police after the Act came into effect.

Transporting people against their will and coercing them into labour are also classified as trafficking in the Anti-Human Trafficking Act.

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