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07 November 2007 :: 16:11:46 pm 30721

Finland Prepares To Clean Up Wife Trafficking

Interior Minister of Finland declared to clean up sex service that is covered up by Thai massage parlors. It was said that it is similar to wife trafficking in Denmark that providing marriage for Thai women with the Danish men and forcing for prostitution.
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Mr. Manoon Punyagariyakorn, Department of Employment Director said that a local paper, Helsingin Sanomat, Finland, had released the news that 200 massage parlors in Finland have been operating for sex service, avoiding to pay tax, providing match-maker and forging the account. Soon, Ministry of Interior of Finland will clean up this kind of business.

According to the news, it compared Thai massage parlors in Finland to sex service in Denmark which Thai women would be marry with Danish men and then were forced to perform sex service. Those women would be deducted 60% of their income. They did not dare to report to police because of their language limitation, without registration address and work permit. There are number of Thai women who have already divorced from their husbands and have no income or having not enough income, and some other women who are still with their husbands but do not receive a good care from them. Those women had entered Finland by going through Schengen stamp.

Mr. Manoon also said that prostitution is legal in Finland if it is a voluntary and there is no agent involving. This the path that the agent and human traffickers have use it to lure Thai women to work illegally or perform sex service behind Thai massage service. Department of employment would like to give a warning to all Thai women who wish to go working in Finland to avoid illegal agency. There will be no safety measure to life and property. They might be in trouble while being abroad and besides, it also effects to the image of Thai women and the country as well.

Reporter : PDN staff   Photo : Internet   Category : World News

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