x Abu Dhabi, UAESaturday 22 July 2017

Dubai court upholds jail term for human traffickers

Five women sentenced to three years in jail for human trafficking have lost their appeal.

DUBAI // Five women sentenced to three years in jail for human trafficking lost their appeal yesterday.

The women were part of a gang who lured an Uzbek woman to Dubai with the promise of a job as a saleswoman, but instead forced her to prostitute herself to pay back her visa fees.

When the woman refused they threatened to hire an assassin to kill her and also threatened to rape her.

She escaped after being taken to a hotel to meet a client by running off and reporting her situation to the nearest police station.

The Appeal Court also upheld the Criminal Court’s decision that the women should be deported after serving their jail terms.

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