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10 December 2017, 01:28

Meydan TV: shame prevents victims of human traffickers to return to Azerbaijan

Traffickers in human beings pay recruiters in Azerbaijan for luring their acquaintances abroad with promises of good employment. Both women and men fall victim to such trafficking, the Meydan TV reports.

The "Caucasian Knot" has reported that Azerbaijani women, exposed to domestic violence in their families, are often traffickers' victims.

In a report of Meydan TV, author Elli Bernard tells the fate of a woman named Khayala from an Azerbaijani village. Her husband was constantly beating her; and she left Azerbaijan for Istanbul, having fallen into traffickers' hands.

The man, who had brought Khayala to Turkey, forced her into prostitution. She spent six months in a brothel, where she was beaten, starving and threatened all this time.

The woman managed to escape, after which she was deported to Azerbaijan "as an illegally staying foreign prostitute."

"Another frequent recruiters' tactic is the use of men, who entice young women by promises of marriage and a better life," the journalist said.

Half of traffickers in Eastern Europe and Central Asia are women, says the 2014 UN report on trafficking in human beings.

Moreover, even when an escape is possible, not all the traffickers' victims are ready to take this step: a sense of shame does not allow them to seek help.

Full text of the article is available on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’.

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