Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Official denies existence of child jockeys

from The Peninsula

Qatar has denied accusations that women are being brought into the country from outside and forced into prostitution. The country has also denied allegations about the existence of child jockeys. The allegations are carried in a report submitted by Sigma Hydi, the UN Special Rapporteur on Human Trafficking, a local Arabic daily reported yesterday. Reacting to the report in September, Qatar told the Geneva-based Human Rights General Secretariat, in a formal reply, that the report carried baseless allegations. The report said that women were brought from Saudi Arabia and the UAE and forced into prostitution. “There is no vestige of truth in the report. The accusations are baseless,” said Qatar.

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