Trafficking in persons

Case No. 2357/2010

Fact Summary

The victim, M.B., was brought from Indonesia to work as a domestic worker at the house of the defendant, Ziad Tawfiq Sabah, on the sponsorship of the defendant's wife. The defendant brought her into the country for the purpose of exploiting her to achieve financial gain through forcing her to work for others. He used threats and physical abuse to force her into working outside the house for other people for long hours. The defendant’s salary was 25-30 JD per day yet he paid the victim only 2 JD. When the defendant took the victim to the house of L.S.H.A.D., the victim told L.S.H.A.D. how the defendant was exploiting her by making her work outside his house. In turn, the authorities were notified.

The Court found the defendant guilty of human trafficking based on Article 3/A/1 of the Jordanian Law to Combat Human Trafficking and he was sentenced to prison for 6 months based on Article 8 of the Law. He was also convicted of violating Article 18 of the Law of Professional Licenses and was fined 10 JD. Based on Article 72 of the Penal Code, the court combined the two penalties.

Author:
The Protection Project

Keywords

Trafficking in Persons Protocol:
Article 3, Trafficking in Persons Protocol
Article 5, Trafficking in Persons Protocol
Acts:
Recruitment
Harbouring
Receipt
Means:
Threat or use of force or other forms of coercion
Deception
Abuse of power or a position of vulnerability
Purpose of Exploitation:
Forced labour or services
Servitude
Form of Trafficking:
Transnational
Sector in which exploitation takes place:
Domestic servitude

Cross-Cutting Issues

Liability

... for

• completed offence

... based on

• criminal intention

... as involves

• principal offender(s)

Offending

Involved Countries

Jordan

Indonesia

Victims / Plaintiffs in the first instance

Victim:
M.B.
Gender:
Female
Nationality:
Indonesian

Defendants / Respondents in the first instance

Defendant:
Ziad Tafiq Sabah
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Jordanian

Charges / Claims / Decisions

Defendant:
Ziad Tafiq Sabah
Verdict:
Guilty
Charge / Claim:

Human trafficking

Legislation / Statute / Code:

Articles 3/A/1 and 8 of the Law to Combat Human Trafficking. Article 72 of the Penal Code.

Verdict:
Guilty
Charge / Claim:

Violation of the Professional Licenses Law

Legislation / Statute / Code:

Article 18 of the Professional Licenses Law.

Term of Imprisonment:
 6 Months
 
Compensation / Payment to Victim:
Yes  1000  Jordanian Dinar  (Up to 10,000 USD)
Fine / Payment to State:
Yes  10  Jordanian Dinar  (Up to 10,000 USD)  
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