Azerbaijani Parliament approves report of national coordinator for combating trafficking in human beings
Azerbaijan, Baku, October 27 / Trend A. Huseynbala /
The Azerbaijani Parliament approved the Report of the National Coordinator for Combating Trafficking in Human Beings.
Deputy Interior Minister Vilayat Eyvazov's report on combating trafficking in people in Azerbaijan was heard at a meeting of Milli Majlis (Parliament) on October 27.
About 71 crimes on human trafficking were registered during the period in 2009 as a result of operational and pprophylactic measures, the report said.
Totally, about 65 criminals, including 18 criminal gangs and 1 organized group were revealed. About 47 of 82 victims, including 1 child were placed in shelters. They got legal, medical and psychological assistance. Most of them have been reintegrated into society.
About 17 people were provided with jobs, 32 people go to professional courses.
The Ministry of Education placed 1 child in a boarding school, and three - to kindergartens.
One time grant was given to 76 people suffered from trafficking in people. Assitance was rendered to 43 people by Trafficking in Human Beings Combating Fund.
The court repaired damage to 11 victims.
About 217 crimes related to unlawful acts against public morality, 72 crimes - bringing in prostitution, 134 - keeping of brothels were revealed within nine months. About 160 people were imprisoned.
A statutory measure of administrative penalty was applied towards 749 women dealing with prostitution.
About 1,185 people were imprisoned on 1,298 facts connected with human trafficking in 2005-2008. About 192 criminal gangs and 15 organized gangs were withdrawn.
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