Tajik Court Applies Human Trafficking Law for First Time
Friday, November 5, 2004 10:55 AM

A Tajik court sentenced 34-year-old Jahon Hilolova to 14 years' imprisonment on 4 November for the sexual exploitation of her underage adopted daughter, Avesta reported. Hilolova brought her daughter to Dubai, Iran, and Turkey, where she forced her to engage in prostitution, RFE/RL's Tajik Service reported. Judge Muhabbat Shamsiddinov noted that the sentence marks the first time a Tajik court has applied a new law against human trafficking. DK

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