Two people jailed for trafficking four Pakistanis in Zhytomyr region

Two people jailed for trafficking four Pakistanis in Zhytomyr region

Zhytomyr Court of Appeals have sentenced two people for eight years in jail each for human trafficking, the press service of the Prosecutor's Office in the Zhytomyr region said.

It is noted that the entrepreneur and the foreign-born person were found guilty of unlawful agreements with four Pakistani nationals, who were recruited, transported to Ukraine with the purpose of labor exploitation at a stone processing shop in Malyn district.

By taking advantage of the victims’ lack of Ukrainian language skills, their illegal work status and lack of chances to seek protection of their rights, their difficult financial situation, the Pakistani workers were held as actual slaves for a few months.


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