New Legislation in Ukraine

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Jyothi Kanics (jkanics@igc.apc.org)
Wed, 15 Apr 1998 09:16:15 -0700 (PDT)


The following news piece should be of interest to list members.
Unfortunately, at this time we do not have any further details on the actual
wording of the legislation itself. When we receive more information, we'll
post it to the list.

RADIO FREE EUROPE/RADIO LIBERTY, PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC
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RFE/RL NEWSLINE Vol 2, No. 71 Part II, 14 April 1998

http://www.rferl.org/newsline

UKRAINE CRACKS DOWN ON SEXUAL SLAVERY.
[President of Ukraine Leonid] Kuchma on 13 April
signed a law establishing criminal responsibility for trade
in human beings and for forcing women into prostitution,
ITAR-TASS and AFP reported. The bill provides for prison
terms of up to 15 years for those guilty of sexually
exploiting women. According to Nina Karpachova, a
parliamentary deputy who initiated the legislation, many
Ukrainian women seeking jobs abroad "are raped, beaten, and
drugged" while being coerced into becoming prostitutes.
Ukrainian diplomatic sources report that some 3,000
Ukrainian women are involved in prostitution in Greece and
some 6,000 in Turkey.


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