Human Traffic Watch

Human trafficking victims will no longer be prosecuted, say police

In Awareness, Forced Labor, Human Trafficking, Sex Trafficking on April 10, 2013 at 3:56 pm

Human trafficking victims forced to work as sex slaves or in cannabis factories will no longer be prosecuted, Police Scotland has promised.

A team of officers dedicated to tackling people smuggling has been set up under the new single police force.

Following the news, Labour MSP Jenny Marra called on the Scottish government to review all convictions where the accused may have been trafficked.

The government said it was working on new laws to crack down on trafficking.

“We have victims in our Scottish jails tonight, people who have been forced to commit crime against their will” -Jenny MarraLabour MSP

Source: BBC

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  1. Reblogged this on Tell About Abuse and commented:
    Decriminalising activities that modern salves are made to work once trafficked

  2. […] Human trafficking victims will no longer be prosecuted, say police. […]

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