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    Kazakhstan. Trafficking, exploitation

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    Usually, “trafficking” refers to the process when another person, who receives economic benefits from this, exploits someone. This is a form of violence, and most often, like other forms, it is applied to women and children.

    Most often, exploitation is labor and sexual. Here are the signs they may include,

    • Exploitation of the prostitution of third parties or other forms of sexual exploitation,
    • Forced labor or services,
    • Slavery or practices similar to slavery,
    • Dependent state
    • Forced marriage
    • Extraction of organs.

    — Is there a law in Kazakhstan prohibiting exploitation?

    Article 128 of the Criminal Code of Kazakhstan: Human trafficking (Purchase and sale or making other transactions in respect of a person, as well as his exploitation or recruitment, transportation, transfer, harboring, receipt, as well as the commission of other acts for exploitation) is punishable by imprisonment for a term of four to seven years with confiscation of property. The same act is committed for export outside of Kazakhstan, import into Kazakhstan, or transportation of a person through the territory of Kazakhstan from one foreign state to another, as well as export outside of Kazakhstan, import into Kazakhstan or transportation of a person through the territory of Kazakhstan from one foreign state to another state to commit such acts is punishable by imprisonment for a term of nine to twelve years with confiscation of property.

    Article 135 of the Criminal Code of Kazakhstan: Trafficking minors (Purchase and sale or making other transactions in respect of a minor, as well as his exploitation or recruitment, transportation, transfer, harboring, receipt, as well as the commission of other acts for exploitation) is punishable by imprisonment for a term of five to nine years with confiscation of property. The same act is committed for export outside of Kazakhstan, import into Kazakhstan, or transportation of a person through the territory of Kazakhstan from one foreign state to another, as well as export outside of Kazakhstan, import into Kazakhstan or transportation of a person through the territory of Kazakhstan from one foreign state to another state to commit such acts is punishable by imprisonment for a term of ten to fifteen years with confiscation of property.

    Criminalization of trafficking victims

    Trafficking victims are not criminalized in Kazakhstan.

    Get in touch with the local helping organization

    Which organizations can help?

    There are several NGOs that specialize in this. Below is the list of such NGOs made from publicly available sources. We have not contacted these NGOs, nor can we vouch for these organizations.

    • Zan Talaby, Public Association Center for Legal Defense, phone: + 7 747 403 40 69, Facebook: NohumanTrafficking 
    • Sana Sezim, Legal Center for Women’s Initiatives, Shymkent, phone: +7 (7252) 551 200, +7 (7252) 551 300, email: ngosanasezim@rambler.ru.

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