Five years after their rescue, two teen girls from Bangladesh can rest easier knowing the law is on their side.
Late last month, the two men who trafficked these girls to Kolkata and plotted to sell them for sex were finally found guilty for their crimes.
Handing down 10-year prison sentences to each, the judge added,
The judgments represent promising momentum in the fight to end sex trafficking in Kolkata, especially in cross-border cases like this one.
“With overjoyed hearts, we are rejoicing in this victory,” shared IJM’s Saji Philip. “Justice for the poor is not denied.”
International Justice Mission protects the poor from violence throughout the developing world. IJM partners with local authorities to rescue victims, bring criminals to justice, restore survivors and strengthen justice systems. Our team has helped local officials combat sex trafficking in Kolkata since 2006, and together we've brought hundreds of girls and young women to freedom. Join the fight against slavery.
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