Kuwait: 15 Years Imprisonment for Withholding Domestic Helpers Salaries

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The Attorney General, Counselor emphasized that offering domestic workers for sale or withholding their salaries is considered trafficking in human beings, and will be penalized with 15 years imprisonment, reports Al Rai daily.

He explained that human trafficking has two forms: the first is to sell domestic workers in exchange for a financial sum, i.e. selling the services from one sponsor to another, in exchange for a sum of money agreed upon by the seller and the buyer, and the second, forcing the workers to work without a salary or part of the salary, so that the sponsor takes part of the employee’s salary, and this is human trafficking. He asserted that the penalty for human trafficking can reach 15 years imprisonment, for everyone who commits the act.

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