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CRIMINAL CODE OF BELARUS

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Source: American Bar Association - Central European and Eurasian Law Initiative

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CHAPTER 22.

CRIMES AGAINST PERSONAL FREEDOM, HONOR, AND DIGNITY

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Article 181 [entered into force on January 1, 2001, as amended by the Law No.227-3 On Changes to the Criminal Code and Criminal Procedure Code, 22 July 2003]

Trafficking of People

1. Actions intended to sell or purchase or undertake other types of activities regarding turning over or obtaining a dependant person (trafficking of people), shall be subject to the arrest—up to six months; or to restriction of freedom—up to three years; or to imprisonment—up to six years.

2. The same actions committed:

-- knowingly against a juvenile;

-- against two or more persons;

-- with the goal of sexploitation or other type of exploitation;

-- with the goal of using the victim’s organs or tissue for purposes of transplantation;

-- by a group of people based on foregoing planning, or by an organized group;

-- by public official at the hand of power abuse

shall be penalized by imprisonment for the term from 5 to 10 years with the seizure of property or without.

3. Aforementioned actions that carelessly caused the death or heavy bodily injury of a victim shall be subject to imprisonment for a term from 8 to 15 years with the seizure of property or without.

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