Two expats get 10 years in jail, hefty fine for human trafficking Nov 22, 2020 0 1625 12345 QNADohaTwo Pakistani expatriates have been sentenced to 10 years in prison and fined QR200,000 for enslaving and exploiting two domestic workers. The convicts, who will be deported upon the completion of their sentences, are obligated to jointly pay each victim QR1 million as compensation. The National Committee for Combating Human Trafficking has praised the ruling from the First Instance Court of the Supreme Judiciary Council, describing it as a “victory for justice”.The two defendants have been convicted of crimes stipulated in Combating Trafficking in Human Beings Law No. 15 of 2011.The charges include practices that amount to slavery, exploitation, forced servitude, illegal detention and assault.The crime consisted of forcibly exploiting the victims for service, practicing slavery and servitude against them, detaining the victim and depriving them of their freedom, harnessing and forcing them to work without pay, and assaulting the integrity of the victim’s body.During the past year, the National Committee for Combating Human Trafficking received a report related to persons committing acts related to human trafficking crimes by exploiting employees and exposing them to various forms of torture and ill-treatment.As soon as the Qatari authorities received the report, the concerned authorities, represented by the police, the Public Prosecution, and the National Committee for Combating Human Trafficking, began their investigations.The victims were accommodated in the Protection and Social Rehabilitation Center (AMAN) after they received the necessary health care. The National Committee for Combating Human Trafficking and the security authorities in Qatar conducted their investigations. After completing the investigations and collecting all evidence, the National Committee for Combating Human Trafficking appointed a lawyer for the victims, while the case proceeded in the Qatari courts.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 court’s ruling and hoped that this ruling will act as a deterrent to any human traffickers who believe that they can evade the rule of law in Qatar.He added that Qatar is an active member of the international community in combating human trafficking and imposes strict penalties on those found guilty of violating human trafficking laws and does not tolerate any violations or infringement of human rights. He pointed out that the committee affirms that all measures have been taken to provide necessary care and protection to the victims before, during and after investigation. RELATED ARTICLES Amir, Pompeo review Qatar-US ties Nov 22, 2020 0 2338 MoCI registers 7 violations for selling substandard masks Nov 22, 2020 0 2166 Qatar Airways celebrates 2 years to milestone Nov 22, 2020 0 1813 Two years to go: Qatar on course to deliver amazing World cup Tribune News Network Doha Exactly two years to go for the next edition of the FIFA World Cup and the hosts Qatar is well on course to deliver an amazing World Cup in 2022. Qatar is moving at a faster pace to ensure that 2022 World .. 90 referred to Public Prosecution for not wearing masks The designated authorities on Saturday referred 90 people to the Public Prosecution for not wearing masks in places where they are mandatory. They also referred five people to the Public Prosecution for violating the .. Qatar Airways celebrates ‘2 years to go’ milestone Qatar Airways celebrated ‘two years to go’ milestone with newly-unveiled Qatar Airways FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Boeing 777 aircraft, which took off on Saturday to Zurich, the home of FIFA, with the special Qatar 2022 ..