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United Arab Emirates: Three Arabs Accused of Human Trafficking in Dubai

(Aug. 25, 2010) On August 18, 2010, the Criminal Court of Dubai tried three individuals from Egypt, Morocco, and Lebanon for smuggling Moroccan women into Dubai to work as prostitutes. The women had been told that they would be working as house maids in the United Arab Emirates. Once the women arrived in Dubai, the perpetrators confiscated their passports and coerced them into prostitution.

According to the Dubai Police Force, the perpetrators had a list of names of women whom they had trafficked into the United Arab Emirates; the list was found in their homes along with a very large amount of cash. (The Criminal Court of Dubai Tries an Egyptian under a Charge of Human Trafficking [in Arabic], AL YOUM AL SABEEA (Aug. 18, 2010),