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CRIMINAL CODE OF LITHUANIA

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Article 147. Trafficking in Human Beings

  1. A person who sells, purchases or otherwise conveys or acquires a person or recruits, transports or holds in captivity a person by using physical violence or threats or by otherwise depriving him of a possibility of resistance or by taking advantage of the victim’s dependence or vulnerability or by resorting to deceit or by paying or granting other material benefit to a person who actually has the victim under his control, where the offender is aware of or seeks involvement of the victim in prostitution or gaining profit from this person’s prostitution or using him for pornography purposes or forced labour shall be punished by imprisonment for a term of two up to ten years.
  2. A person who commits the act provided for in paragraph 1 of this Article in respect of two or more victims or by participating in an organised group or seeking to acquire the victim’s organ, tissue or cells shall be punished by imprisonment for a term of four up to twelve years.
  3. A legal entity shall also be held liable for the acts provided for in this Article.

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Article 147(1). Use for Forced Labour

  1. A person who, by using physical violence or threats or by otherwise depriving of a possibility of resistance or by taking advantage of a person’s dependence unlawfully forces him to perform a certain work shall be punished by a fine or by restriction of liberty or by arrest or by imprisonment for a term of up to three years.
  2. A person who commits the act indicated in paragraph 1 of this Article by forcing a person to work under the conditions of slavery or under other inhuman conditions shall be punished by arrest or by imprisonment for a term of up to eight years.
  3. A legal entity shall also be held liable for the acts provided for in this Article.

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Article 157. Purchase or Sale of a Child

  1. A person who offers to purchase or otherwise acquire a child or sells, purchases or otherwise conveys or acquires a child, or recruits, transports or holds in captivity a child, while 73 being aware or seeking his involvement in prostitution or gaining profit from his prostitution or his use for pornography purposes or forced labour, shall be punished by imprisonment for a term of three up to twelve years.
  2. A person who commits the act provided for in paragraph 1 of this Article in respect of two or more children or young children or by participating in an organised group or seeking to acquire the victim’s organ, tissue or cells shall be punished by imprisonment for a term of five up to fifteen years.
  3. A legal entity shall also be held liable for the acts provided for in this Article.

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