Belarusian Court Punishes Sex Traders
Monday, March 7, 2005 1:05 PM

A district court in Minsk in February sentenced Uladzimir Isachenka to 15 years in prison, finding him guilty of running a sex-trade ring and receiving $79,000 for luring 168 Belarusian women into sex slavery in foreign countries, Belapan reported on 3 March, citing the Prosecutor-General's Office. Additionally, the court sentenced to eight years in prison each Isachenka's wife for helping her husband and a former official of the Culture Ministry for forging documents to obtain Italian visas for recruited women. The court also ordered the confiscation of property belonging to the three convicts. JM

Published in: Belarusian Court Punishes Sex Traders, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, 4 March 2005.

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