Qatar court sentences two to imprison and heavy fine for illegal exploitation

Doha: The National Committee for Combatting Human Trafficking applauded the issuance of the decision of First Instance Court of the Supreme Judiciary Council against two defendants who hold Pakistani citizenship for a situation identified with illegal exploitation, in a judgment considered as a triumph for equity, as the court indicted the respondents for having perpetrated the wrongdoing against two home laborers specified in Combating Trafficking in Human Beings Law No. 15 of 2011.

According to QNA, the defendants, who hold Pakistani citizenship, were charged with violation of Law No. 15 of 2011 for combating trafficking in human beings.”
In a judgment considered as a victory for justice, the court convicted the defendants for having committed the crime against two domestic workers which are punishable under Law No. 15 of 2011 for combating trafficking in human beings,” QNA said.
“The charge consisted of forcibly exploiting the victims, practicing slavery and servitude, detaining the victims and depriving them of their freedom, harnessing and forcing them to work without pay, and assaulting the integrity of the victims’ bodies.”

During the previous year, the National Committee for Combating Human Trafficking got a report identified with people carrying out acts identified with human trafficking by misusing representatives and presenting them to different types of torment and abuse.

When the Qatari authorities got this report, the concerned authorities, represented by the police, the Public Prosecution, and the National Committee for Combating Human Trafficking, started their investigations.
The casualties were obliged to the Protection and Social Rehabilitation Center (AMAN) after they got the fundamental medical services.

The National Committee for Combating Human Trafficking and the security experts in the State of Qatar led their examinations concerning the case, and it has drawn up numerous purposes behind this, including the forensic medical certificate, just as the induction of the assertions of witnesses and explanations of the people in question.

After completing the investigations and gathering all proof, the National Committee for Combating Human Trafficking selected a legal advisor for the people in question, while the case continued with the Qatari courts.

The Criminal Court of the Court of First Instance administered to detain the two defendants for a time of ten years and to fine every one of them a measure of QR 200,000 for the allegations they were accused of and to expel them from the nation after the completion of the sentence.

The court’s decision additionally specified that the defendants were obligated jointly to pay every casualty a measure of QR 1million as compensation.

Minister of Administrative Development, Labor and Social Affairs HE Yousuf bin Mohammed Al Othman Fakhroo and Chairman of the National Committee for Combating Human Trafficking welcomed the courts ruling and trusted that this decision will act as a deterrent to any human traffickers who believe that they can evade the rule of law in Qatar.

His Excellency added that the State of Qatar is a functioning individual from the global network in fighting illegal exploitation and forces exacting punishments on those found guilty of violating human trafficking laws and doesn’t does tolerate any violations or infringement of human rights. His Excellency brought up that the committee affirms that all measures have been taken to give vital consideration and security to the casualties previously, during, and after investigation.

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