Trafficking in persons

Case No. 2605/2010

Fact Summary

The defendant, Munir Abd Alrahman Attiyah, was accused of human trafficking.

In early 2010, the defendant posted a newspaper ad offering a maid after he was told by an office director that he could obtain a maid for 275 JD without the necessary paperwork. The plaintiff R.A.H. responded to this newspaper ad and the defendant brought the maid from Sri Lanka to the plaintiff, who in turn took her to his daughter’s house. The maid spent a day at the daughter’s house and then escaped when she did not receive her money. The plaintiff went to the defendant to inform him of what had happened and the defendant brought him another maid who also escaped after two weeks. The plaintiff then asked the defendant for his money and when he did not get his money back, the plaintiff filed the complaint.

The Court found the defendant guilty of human trafficking as this acts fall under the definition of human trafficking provided by Article 3 of the Jordanian Law to Combat Human Trafficking. He was ordered to pay a 1000 JD fine in compliance with Article 8 of the law.

Author:
The Protection Project

Keywords

Trafficking in Persons Protocol:
Article 3, Trafficking in Persons Protocol
Article 5, Trafficking in Persons Protocol
Acts:
Recruitment
Transportation
Transfer
Means:
Threat or use of force or other forms of coercion
Deception
Purpose of Exploitation:
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

Sri Lanka

Victims / Plaintiffs in the first instance

Victim:
Two unidentified females
Gender:
Female
Nationality:
Sri Lankan
Plaintiff:
R.A.H.
Gender:
Male

Defendants / Respondents in the first instance

Defendant:
Munir Abd Alrahman Attiyah
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Jordanian

Charges / Claims / Decisions

Defendant:
Munir Abd Alrahman Attiyah
Verdict:
Guilty
Charge / Claim:

Human trafficking

Legislation / Statute / Code:

Law on Combating Human Trafficking, Article 3

Compensation / Payment to Victim:
Yes  1000  Jordanian Dinar  (Up to 10,000 USD)
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