Citizen of Poland accused of human trafficking in Ukrainians

Source : 112 Ukraine

The worker of personnel office used lack of knowledge of the Ukrainians in Polish language and took away their passports
19:31, 10 January 2018

Polish Radio

The District Prosecutor’s Office of Wroclaw, Poland served the Head of Personnel Staff of three building companies with charges on human trafficking as Polish Radio reported citing the Border Protection Corps of Poland.

‘The District Prosecutor’s Office of Wroclaw accused 44-year-old Ahneshka G.of human trafficking, threats and forgery of documents. The woman selected the citizens of Ukraine for the work in three building companies in Wroclaw’, the message said.

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According to the border guards, the woman is served with 20 charge papers, including 17 on the human trafficking.

According to the information, the worker of the personnel office used the personal state and lack of knowledge of the Ukrainians in Polish and took away their passports and enabled them to freely move across the country and leave the working places.

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Moreover, the so-called debt-mechanism was used towards the Ukrainians. The accused demanded from the citizens of Ukraine to pay for the expenses connected to the employment to return their passport.

According to the prosecutors; the woman also determined the fines (for disease, change of the working place or ignoring of her calls) and did not pay the wages.

The woman is threatened with three years of the imprisonment if the accusations will be proved at the court.

Related: Visa liberalization did not lead to increase of Ukrainians in Poland, - UDSC

As we reported Mateusz Morawiecki, the Prime Minister of Poland claimed that his country accepted more than 1.5 million of the Ukrainians, including dozens of thousands displaced persons from Donbas during the last years. According to him, Poland attempted to reduce the tension in the migration sphere due to this.

Valeria Lutkovska, the Ukrainian Parliament Commissioner for Human Rights  claimed that the majority of 1.5 million of the Ukrainians in Poland are labor migrants and the issue is not about the refugees.

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625 Ukrainians appealed to the Polish authorities with the request to provide them the international protection in 2017 and the dozens of thousands of the Ukrainian refugees are out of question. Svitlana Krysa, the Head of the Consular Department of the Embassy of Ukraine to Poland reported. According to her, the number of the Ukrainian refugees in Poland or those who want to get the international protection decreased in comparison to the previous years and the number announced by the Polish prime minister does not correspond to the reality.





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