GOL Wins Major Human Trafficking Case

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The Government of Liberia (GOL) won a major human trafficking case at the Criminal Court “A”, Temple of Justice, Monrovia, on Tuesday April 19, 2022.

   A twelve-trial jury brought down a guilty verdict against a Liberian woman, Issa Kanneh, for trafficking over ten Liberian women to the Western Asian State of Oman.

   Issa Kanneh’s sentencing hearing is expected on Monday, April 24, 2022 at the Criminal Court “A”, Temple of Justice.

    Kanneh is the first to be convicted under the reversed human trafficking law, which provides for a minimum jail sentence of 20 years, with restitution to victims for injury and damage. Under the new human trafficking law, properties of the convicts and properties knowingly used in the execution of the crime can be confiscated and auctioned by the court to settle restitution to victims.

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