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Iran's Parliament upholds maximum punishment for human trafficking

Tehran, May 18, IRNA -- The parliament on Tuesday passed legislation to fight human trafficking with maximum punishment for those found guilty.

The legislation clarified human trafficking as importing or exporting human being for financial purposes or marriage, slavery, selling organs of the victims or forcing them to prostitution.

Any organized group involved in trafficking human being, sheltering them, hiding them for prostitution or any other purposes even with consent of the victims will be held responsible for human trafficking and those involved are subject to maximum punishment.

Note one of the legislation said that those found guilty of human trafficking of people aged below 18 and any abuse would bring capital punishment, otherwise, they would be subject to the second degree maximum punishment.

Any complicity in human trafficking will bring two years to five years prison term.

Any attempt (proved) to get involved in human trafficking will bring at least six months to two year prison term even though the subject fails to perform the wrongdoing for any reasons.

Iranian nationals abroad are accountable to the legislation if they are involved in such crime.

... Payvand News - 5/18/04 ... --

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