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The Criminal Code

Of The Russian Federation

No. 63-Fz Of June 13, 1996

 

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Article 127.1. Human Beings' Trafficking


1. The purchase-and-sale of a human being, other transactions with respect to a person,
as well as the recruiting, carriage, transfer, concealment or receiving performed for the purpose
of his or her exploitation -
shall be punishable by compulsory labour for a term of up to five years or by deprivation
of liberty for a term of up to six years.

Federal Law No. 14-FZ of February 29, 2012 amended part 2 of Article 127.1 of this Code

2. The same deeds committed:
a) in respect of two or more persons;
b) in respect of a minor;
c) by a person through his official position;
d) moving the victim across the State Border of the Russian Federation or illegally keeping him abroad;
e) using forged documents, as well as seizing, concealing or destroying the documents
certifying the identity of the victim;
f) with application of force or with the threat of applying it;
g) for the purpose of cutting out the victim's organs and tissues;
h) with respect to a person who is, knowingly for the guilty person, in a helpless state or
is materially or otherwise dependent on the guilty person;
i) with respect to a woman who, knowingly for the guilty person, is in the state of
pregnancy, -
shall be punishable by deprivation of liberty for a term of three to ten years with
deprivation of the right to hold definite offices or to engage in definite activities for a term of up
to fifteen years or without such and with restriction of liberty for a term of up to two years or
without such.
3. The deeds provided for by Parts One and Two of this Article:
a) which have entailed the victim's death by negligence, the infliction of major damage to
the victim's health or other grave consequences;
b) committed in a way posing a danger to the life or health of many people;
c) committed by an organised group -
Shall be punishable by deprivation of liberty for a term of from eight to 15 years with
restriction of liberty for a term of up to two years or without such.

Note. 1. A person who has committed for the first time the deeds provided for by Part
One or Item "a" of Part Two of this Article, has voluntarily released the victim and has
contributed to solving the crime shall be released from criminal liability if there are no other
formal components of a crime in his acts.
2. The exploitation of a person shall mean in this Article the use of the engagement in
prostitution by other persons and other forms of sexual exploitation, slave labour (services),
subjection.


Article 127.2 Use of Slave Labour


1. Using the labour of a person in respect of which authority is exercised which is akin to
ownership, where the person cannot refuse to carry out works (services) for reasons
independent of him -
shall be punishable by compulsory labour for a term of up to five years or by deprivation
of liberty for the same term.


Federal Law No. 14-FZ of February 29, 2012 amended part 2 of Article 127.2 of this Code


2. The same deed committed:
a) in respect of two or more persons;
b) in respect of a minor;
c) by a person through his official position;
d) with the use of blackmail, violence or with the threat of using it;
e) with the seizure, concealment or destruction of the documents certifying the identity of the victim -
shall be punishable by compulsory labour for a term of up to five years or by deprivation
of liberty for a term of three years to ten years with deprivation of the right to hold definite offices
or to engage in definite activities for a term of up to fifteen years or without such.
3. The deeds provided for by Parts One and Two of this Article which have entailed the
victim's death by negligence, infliction of major damage to the victim's health or other grave
consequences, or which have been committed by an organised group -
shall be punishable by deprivation of liberty for a term of from eight to 15 years with
restriction of liberty for a term of up to one year or without such.

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