03 October 2012

Six European women charged with trafficking

The victim added that AD received her at the airport and took her to her flat where she told her that she had to work as a prostitute. When the victim refused, the defendant took her passport and threatened to kill her. The victim reportedly fled the apartment through a window at night, along with a second victim.

In the second case, the prosecution charged four European women, aged 43-64, with trafficking in a woman, DL taking advantage of her need for a job.

The prosecution cited that the suspects claimed to the victim that there was a job available at a Dubai-based hotel with a high salary and commission. When the victim reached the country, they detained her and threatened that they would deliver her to a gang to kill her if she refused to work in the flesh trade.
The victim testified that she worked in her home country for a company that specialised in online marketing in return for a monthly salary of less than $40, so she had to find a job.

?Once I read an ad of a job as a dancer in Dubai, so I talked with the first suspect and agreed that I would travel to the UAE in her company, to work as a dancer in a hotel?s restaurant for three months, in return for a monthly salary and accommodation,? the victim explained.
She added that when she arrived at the suspect?s flat, she saw many girls and realized that she would be forced to work as a prostitute. The suspect threatened that a gang would murder her if she refused.

The suspect reportedly detained her in a flat where she attempted to commit suicide. The victim claimed that she had to work in the prostitution trade to find a person who could help her. That person contacted the police through the Internet and she was accordingly rescued.