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The General Penal Code 1940 No. 19 (12 February)

(as of 2015)

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[Art. 227 a [Anyone convicted of the following acts, one or more, for the
purpose of sexually using a person or for forced labour or to remove his/her organs
shall be punished for human trafficking by up to [12 years’ imprisonment]:1)
1. Procuring, transporting, handing over, housing or accepting someone who has
been subjected to unlawful compulsion under Article 225 or deprived of freedom
[as covered by the fires paragraph of Article 226] ,
1) or threatened as defined in
Article 233 or subjected to unlawful deception by awakening, strengthening or
utilizing the lack of understanding concerning circumstances or by exploiting the
position of vulnerability of the person concerned.
2. Procuring, transporting, handing over, housing or accepting an individual
younger than 18 years of age.
3. Rendering payment or other gain in order to acquire approval from a person
who has control of another person’s actions for the exploitation of that person.
The same penalty shall be applied to a person accepting payment or other gain
under indent 3 of the first paragraph..
If a violation under the first paragraph is committed against a child, this shall be
considered as an aggravating factor when deciding the severity of the punishment.
The same penalty shall be applied to anyone convicted of the following acts, one
or more, for the purpose of facilitating human trafficking:
1. Forging a travel or identity document.
2. Acting as an intermediary in obtaining, or providing, such documents.
3. Retaining, removing, damaging or destroying the travel or identity documents
of another individual.]

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