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Criminal Code of Ukraine (excerpts)

Article 8. The operation of the law on criminal liability in regard to offenses committed by foreign nationals or stateless persons outside Ukraine

Foreign nationals or stateless persons not residing permanently in Ukraine, who have committed criminal offenses outside Ukraine, shall be criminally liable in Ukraine under this Code in such cases as provided for by the international treaties, or if they have committed any of the special grave offenses against rights and freedoms of Ukrainian citizens or Ukraine as prescribed by this Code.
(Article 8 as amended by Law No 3316-IV (3316-15) of 12.01.2006)

Article 149. Trafficking in human beings and other illegal transfer deals in respect of a human being

1. Sale, or any other illegal deals with regard to a person, as well as entrapment, movement, concealment, or transfer of that person for the purpose of exploitation, involving deceit, blackmail or vulnerable state of a person, -

shall be punishable by imprisonment for a term of three to eight years.

2. The same actions committed in respect of a minor, or several persons, or repeated, or committed by a group of persons upon their prior conspiracy, or through abuse of office, or by a person on whom the victim was financially or otherwise dependent, or involving violence that, however, poses no threat to life or health of the victim or his/her relatives, or accompanied with threat to use violence,  -

shall be punishable by imprisonment for a term of five to twelve years, with or without the forfeiture of property.

3. Any such actions as provided for by paragraphs 1 and 2 of this Article, where committed by an organized group, or involving violence which poses threat to life or health of a victim or his/her relatives, or accompanied with threat to use violence, or where these actions caused any grave consequences, -

shall be punishable by imprisonment for a term of eight to fifteen years with or without the forfeiture of property.

Note. 1.  Exploitation of human being in this article are considered all forms of the sexual exploitation, in the porn industry, forced labour or forced servicing, servitude or usages similar to servitude, forced conditions, attraction into the kabala, organs’ extraction, to experiment on a person without its consent, adoption with the purpose of gain, forced pregnancy, involving into criminal activity, using in armed conflicts, etc.

2. In Articles 149 and 303 of this Code a susceptible state of a person shall mean the state of a person caused by physical or mental properties or external circumstances, that eliminates or limits its ability to realize its actions (inaction) or to control them, to take independent decisions, to resist the violent or other unlawful actions, the coincidence of difficult personal, family or other circumstances.

3. Responsibility for impressment, relocation, concealing, transferring or receiving a young or minor under this Article shall occur notwithstanding whether such actions were committed with use of deception, blackmail or susceptible state of the said persons, or with the use of threat to use violence, or use of official position, or by person on whom the victim was materially or other dependent.
(Article 149 as amended by Law No 3316-IV (3316-15) of 01/12/2006)