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A HUMAN RIGHTS advocate has urged local law enforcement authorities not to prosecute verified victims of human trafficking.

Felicia Browne, a university lecturer, told the WEEKEND NATION that she was concerned about the crackdown on adult entertainment clubs which have become known for featuring foreign women.

On Wednesday, the Senate debated the Immigration (Amendment) Bill 2015 which seeks to tighten the laws relating to immigration violations, but Browne said it was important that authorities focus on the people who were facilitating and organising the movement of women.

At the same time, the human rights advocate said she was pleased that police and the Immigration Department were examining immigration violations against a backdrop of human trafficking. (GE)

Please read the full story in today’s Weekend Nation, or in the eNATION edition.

 

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