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03 December 2023

Men accused of human trafficking

Men accused of human trafficking. (SUPPLIED)

By Mohammed Elsidafy

A nightclub manager brought a dancer to Dubai from India and forced her into prostitution, Dubai Criminal Court heard yesterday.

And an accomplice, Indian SD, 29, took the woman to the homes of the men she had sex with. The manager, Indian SJ, 31, and SD attended yesterday's hearing. Both denied human trafficking.

The alleged victim testified that she was brought from her home country to work as a prostitute with customers of different nationalities.

She said that on the day SJ was arrested he had ordered her to have sex with a man. When she refused he threatened to hold her in a villa and force her to pay the money spent when she was brought over from India. And she said SD used to take her to the homes of clients.

Defence lawyer Amal Al Sebaei asked for time to look into the case, which was adjourned until February 3.

Other cases

- A case in which two Arab salesmen are accused of stealing an 8.4-carat diamond ring worth Dh1.36 million has been adjourned until January 25, when Dubai Criminal Court is expected to deliver a verdict.

- And in another continuing case an Indian student and a Briton are accused of tying up a maid and stealing the contents of a home and a car.


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