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THE KYRGYZ REPUBLIC CRIMINAL CODE

(Version of the Kyrgyz Republic laws of September 21,1998, No. 124; December 9, 1999, No. 141; July 23, 2001, No. 77; November 19, 2001, No. 92; March 12, 2002, No. 36; June 22, 2002, No. 109; July 8, 2002, No. 115; October 16, 2002, No. 141; February 17, 2003, No. 36; June 11, 2003, No. 98; June 11, 2003, No. 99; June 11, 2003, No. 100; August 9, 2003, No. 193; August 5, 2003, No. 192; November 14, 2003, No. 221; November 15, 2003, No. 223; February 15, 2004, No. 13; March 7, 2004, No. 17; March 23, 2004, No. 46; July 26, 2004, No. 99; July 27, 2004, No. 101; December 15, 2004, No. 191; August 5, 2005, No. 122; January 5, 2006, No. 1; February 6, 2006, No. 35; February 13, 2006, No. 56; February 13, 2006, No. 57) Adopted by the Legislative Assembly of the Kyrgyz Republic Parliament (Jogorku Kenesh) on September 18, 1997

CHAPTER 17. CRIMES AGAINST PERSONAL FREEDOM, HONOR AND DIGNITY

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Article 124. Trafficking in Person

(1) Trafficking, including recruiting, transport, harboring,
reception, transfer, purchase and sale of a person or another unlawful
transaction with or without such person's consent, using force,
blackmail, fraud, deception, kidnapping for the purpose of further
exploitation or other interests, -
shall be sentenced by 5 to 10 years of imprisonment with or with no
property seizure.
(2) The same act committed:
1) towards several persons;
2) towards a juvenile;
3) repeatedly;
4) under a preliminary group concert;
5) abuse of power or position;
6) towards a person materially or in other way dependent on the
offender;
7) with illegal exporting a person abroad or illegal importing a
person from abroad;
8) threading with or using non-hazardous violence;
9) using forged documents, as well as with seizure, concealment or
destruction of the victim's identity documents, -
shall be sentenced by 8 to 15 years of imprisonment with property
seizure.
(3) The same act committed:
1) with the purpose of removal of the person's organs or tissues
for transplantation;
2) threading with or using hazardous violence;
3) towards a knowingly pregnant woman;
4) towards a juvenile;
5) using arms or objects used as arms;
6) in a manner threading many people's lives and health;
7) resulting in death of the person or other severe consequences
through carelessness;
8) by an organized group, -
shall be sentenced by 15 to 20 years of imprisonment with property
seizure.
Note: Exploitation means involvement of a person in criminal
activities, forcing into prostitution or other sexual activities, forced
labor or services, slavery, adoption for commercial purposes, or using in
armed conflicts.
A person that became a trafficking victim shall be exempted from
criminal liability for actions considered criminal offences if such
person assists law-enforcement bodies in identifying and making
criminally liable of trafficking organizers, executors and participants.
(In version of the Kyrgyz Republic Laws of August 9, 2003, No. 193;
January 5, 2006, No. 1)

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