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Two Tajik Women Jailed For Human Trafficking

A court in Tajikistan's northern city of Khujand has sentenced two local women to eight years in jail for human trafficking.

A Khujand city court on June 20 found Nargisahon Usmonjanova, 33, and Manija Rahimova, 27, guilty of using a Tajik woman as a sex-slave without her consent in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Investigators say the two women promised to find a good job abroad for the woman, brought her to Dubai and forciblly took her documents from her and sold her into sex-slavery for $7,000.

In February, the court in Khujand sentenced three local women to prison terms between 5 and 5 1/2 years after finding them guilty in exploiting local young women as prostitutes in the United Arab Emirates and Turkey.