The Dubai Court of Appeal ruled that the jail term of 4 out of 6 members of an Asian gang be increased from 7 years to 10 years as ruled by the Court of First Instance, to be followed by deportation after being convicted of human trafficking and exploitation of a minor girl.
On the occasion of World Day Against Trafficking in Persons, the UAE Public Prosecution warned the public against revealing the names or publishing photographs of victims or witnesses involved in human trafficking cases.
For the whole operation Interpol had set up three Operational Coordination Units in Panama, Sudan and the UAE to support participating countries.
Last year the US State Department downgraded Cyprus in its annual Trafficking in Persons Report from Tier 1, the highest ranking, to Tier 2, citing problems including protracted court proceedings and a lack of convictions.
In a new documentary, Farah says his real name is Hussein Abdi Kahin and that he was from taken from the East African nation of Djibouti when he was about 8 or 9.
Whoever creates, manages, or oversees a website or publishes information for the purpose of human trafficking shall be sentenced to temporary imprisonment and/or fined a monetary penalty of not less than Dhs500,000 and not more than Dhs1 million.