The Public Prosecution in Saudi Arabia issues an urgent and important statement to all citizens and residents in the Kingdom
This morning, the Public Prosecution Office in Saudi Arabia officially launched an urgent and very important statement for all citizens and residents in the Kingdom.
The Public Prosecution Office in Saudi Arabia warns against the crime of human trafficking: a crime punishable by 15 years in prison
The Public Prosecution Office in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia warns of the crime of human trafficking, and confirms that the penalty resulting from it is up to fifteen years in prison and a fine of up to one million riyals.
In a post by the Public Prosecution on its Twitter account, it explained that it is forbidden to traffic in persons, whether by using them, transporting them, harboring them, receiving them, or misusing them for begging.
The Public Prosecution office added that these practices are among the serious crimes that require arrest, stressing that the stipulated penalties include imprisonment for a period of up to fifteen years and a fine of up to one million riyals.
What is the crime of human trafficking?
The crime of human trafficking is one of the most heinous and heinous crimes in the world, as this crime includes the exploitation of people and their conversion into slaves, whether they are men, women or children, and uses them for the purposes of trade, forced labor, prostitution or other immoral purposes.
The crime of human trafficking is one of the global crimes spread all over the world, and poses a great threat to human rights and dignity, and requires joint international efforts to combat and eliminate it, and to ensure full protection for individuals from this heinous crime.
Penalties for the crime of human trafficking
Penalties for the crime of human trafficking vary according to the legislation of each country, but in general this crime is considered a serious crime and carries harsh penalties.
In some countries, the death penalty is applied to those involved in this crime, while in others the penalties range from long years’ imprisonment to large fines.
Penalties also include confiscating the money of those involved in the crime, which comes from human trafficking operations, in order to reduce their motivation to commit this crime.
Penalties are also increased for those involved in the presence of special circumstances such as exploitation of children, exposing victims to disease, or physical or psychological abuse. Penalties are usually based on classifications of the crime and its severity, as well as an assessment of the role and responsibilities of those involved in the crime.