Friday, 23 June 2017

Belgian court finds 8 Arab princesses guilty of trafficking and abuse of their servants




Belgian court finds 8 Arab princesses guilty of trafficking and abuse of their servants

Eight princesses from Abu Dhabi's ruling al-Nahyan relatives were each deafening a 15-month suspended prison sentence and fined 165,000 euros ($185,000) concerning Friday after a court in Belgium found them guilty of human trafficking and abusing their servants.
The fighting dates in the before now happening to July 2008, along along in the middle of Princess Shekha Alnehayan,  and her seven daughters rented an entire floor of Brussels' Conrad Hotel for several months and brought more than 20 servants considering them.

According to the deed, the workers were "treated considering slaves" and forced to take in hand the princesses' all aspiration 24 hours a daylight, even though not physical conclusive enough food or beds to snooze in. Prosecutors said the princesses had moreover confiscated their passports and refused to pay their salaries.

Authorities were made familiar of the degrading conditions after one servant managed to deferment out the hotel and metaphor the achievement to the police, who with than raided the hotel.

Sheikha Hamda al-Nahyan and her seven daughters, including their Indian butler. who didn't attend the proceedings denied all the charges.

Their lawyer, Stephen Monod, said he was "satisfied to note that the Belgian justice has therefore assessed this lawsuit which has generated many misconceptions for vis--vis 10 years".

He was unable to publish that his clients would pay their fines, proverb they had not still approved whether to attraction.





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