Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Vietnamese women trafficked, rescued in Czech Republic

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Thanh Nien News
October 11, 2005


Czech police have uncovered a human trafficking ring, rescuing at least 30 Vietnamese women they believe were forced into prostitution.
Twenty Vietnamese involved in the organized immigration crime have been arrested in the capital city of Prague, along with Cheb and Brno.

The accused stood trial for sex-trade trafficking but the country’s court has yet to issue the final verdict due to problems with identifying the criminals.

Vietnamese police have joined hands with their Czech counterparts to identify the list of 50 accused and trafficked prostitutes.

Up to now, 16 of the total 20 criminals have been identified. The gang is long-established and well-organized, said Czech police. Some of them own nightclubs, restaurants, and hotels in the country.

According to Czech police, most of young women involved came from Vietnam’s northern and central provinces of Ha Nam, Nam Dinh, Thai Binh, Hai Duong, Bac Ninh, Hai Phong, Nghe An and Quang Ninh.

They had to pay US$5,000 to $7,500 each, tricked into thinking that they were coming to Czech on legitimate terms to well-paid jobs, but instead were forced into prostitution.

Source: Nguoi Lao Dong - Compiled by Thanh Hang.


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Published: 11 October, 2005, 11:31:33 (GMT+7)
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