Monday, February 06, 2006


Interesting article on Armenian women being trafficked into neighboring Turkey posted February 3,2006.

Today in "Hayeli" club the experts in trafficking were trying to find an answer to the question whether Armenia is an "exit", "entrance" or a "transit" country from the point of view of trafficking. The head of "Hope and Assistance" public organization Yenock Shatvorian thinks that the situation in Armenia has changed a great deal in recent years, and what is most important it has changed for the better. If 2 year ago Armenia was in the list of countries of 3rd category where nothing or almost nothing was done to struggle against trafficking, at present even Law bodies are included in the struggle against "white slavery".

The aide of the head of the Investigation Board of Chief Procurators' Office Marsel Matevosian says that according to the 123 article of Criminal Codex (trafficking) 20 criminal cases have been instituted in 2003, and in 2004 and 2005 the number of cases increased which is explained by a more active work of law bodies.

As a result of criminal cases instituted last year 182 victims of trafficking have been registered 36 of which underwent sex exploitation in Armenia, 136 in United Arabian Emirates and 10 in Turkey. Judging by this statistical data the head of scientific-educational centre of the Procurators' Office Artak Haroutyunian states that Armenia is mostly an "exit" country, yet at some extent it can also be listed
among "transit" countries.

No comments:

Post a Comment