Norwegian government evaluates new approach of prostitution laws positively

Following the example of Sweden, the Norwegian government introduced a law in 2009 that makes buying or paying for sexual services punishable by law. Offering sexual services remains immune from prosecution or punishment under this type of legislation that has become known as "the Swedish model".

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Smuggling: "Unlikely that the illegals entered the container in Zeebrugge"

In the cargo container at the Port of Tilbury 35 stowaways were found. One of them was killed. "We think they come from the Indian subcontinent", explained Trevor Rowe, the police chief of Essex at the press conference. The ship arrived from Zeebrugge in the morning.

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"They even forced pregnant girls"

The eleven members of a Hungarian pimp gang that was active in the Southern Neighbourhood are risking a total of 83 years in prison. The leaders ten years in prison, the pimps four to eight years. "Some pimps even forced pregnant girls to continue working," said prosecutor Lukowiak. The defendants themselves minimize their share.

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Hungarian pimps to court for trafficking in the Red Light District in Ghent

On Monday, in the court of Ghent the trial against a large Hungarian prostitution gang started. The ten Hungarian pimps, among them also two women, have recruited many Hungarian women for prostitution and are suspected of human trafficking.

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