KUWAIT CITY, Dec 5: The Court of Appeals, presided over by Judge Nasser Al-Hayed, overturned the verdict of the First Instance Court on the case related to human trafficking, indecent assault and practicing prostitution in health clubs.
The higher court imposed 15 years imprisonment instead of life imprisonment on a Bedoun and two Filipinos, three years on another Bedoun while it acquitted a citizen.
The Public Prosecution charged a citizen, two Filipinos and two Bedouns with human trafficking as they hosted 39 Filipinos who were forcefully recruited into prostitution in health clubs, in addition to benefiting from the money that the workers earned by providing prostitution services. One of the accused was charged with indecently assaulting the workers.
By Jaber Al-Hamoud Al-Seyassah Staff and Agencies