Report: Insufficient action against trafficking

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January 29, 2006 09:08

 
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The police and the State Prosecutor's office are not implementing the recommendations of the parliamentary committee set up to address the problem of trafficking in women. According to a follow-up report, the police continue to hold many of the women in detainment facilities rather than in a special shelter set up for them, Israel Radio reported Sunday morning. Furthermore, the legal proceedings against the pimps take a long time and the state does not demand monetary damages from them as they are obligated to by law. Committee head MK Zehava Gal-On said a national authority to fight human trafficking should be created.

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