Report: traffickers face charges, few sentenced

  • 2003-08-14
  • Baltic News Service
WIESBADEN/VILNIUS - Almost one-seventh of all women trafficked into Germany last year for sexual slavery came from Lithuania, according to official figures published last week.However, chances that those criminally responsible would serve prison time appear slim.German police said that 811 women were smuggled illegally into Germany during 2002, with two-thirds of them eventually getting involved in prostitution.Of the total number of human smuggling victims reported, 17.6 percent came from Russia, 14.7 percent from Lithuania and 11.2 percent from Bulgaria, according to the latest annual rep...
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