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Published on  Wednesday, September 22, 2021 16:10

A Thai woman who had been tricked into being a sex worker in Dubai, a city on the Persian Gulf Coast of the United Arab Emirates, returned safely to Thailand, today. The woman was able to send a video message through Facebook on Sunday where she pleaded for help. She says she had been deceived by an advertisement looking for a masseuse.

The woman’s video caught the nation’s attention and motivated PM Prayut Chan-o-cha to tell the Labour Ministry to work with the Royal Thai Embassy in Abu Dhabi to secure the woman’s return to Thailand. The embassy says they were able to locate the woman on Monday at 5:30pm. Labour Minister Suchart Chomklin says the victim, name withheld, left Dubai just before 3am and arrived at 12:30pm today. For the next 14 days, she will quarantine due to standard Covid measures. Suchart adds that the ministry will assist the woman in locating a job in Sa Kaeo, her hometown. He says officials will investigate and prosecute the responsible parties that trafficked the woman into the UAE.

The woman says she was lured to Dubai by a woman she knew only as “Ms Lilly”. She says Ms Lilly invited her to Dubai to work as a masseuse at a spa and claimed she’d make up to 40,000 baht a month. When the victim got to Dubai on September 16, she says Ms Lilly instantly took possession of her passport and told her that she would be providing sexual services to the clients. The victim asked to go home but Ms Lilly said she would have to pay 70,000 baht to pay for the airline ticket and other fees, say officials. The victim then decided to release her video pleading for help. The video quickly went viral.

Thai officials identified the victim’s location at a parlour in Dubai, which closed shortly after the officials found it. Ms Lilly agreed to give the victim back her passport and brought her to the Dubai International Airport. Suchart warns Thai citizens that if they want to work abroad, they must use the ministry’s help or use the service of a recruitment firm. He adds that they must also apply to be a member of the Labour Ministry’s overseas employment fund before they leave.

https://thethaiger.com/news/world/thai-woman-tricked-into-human-trafficking-in-dubai-brought-home-safely

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10 minutes ago, Jimmy Cargopants said:

Awful part of the world .....I'll say no more. 

I'm glad the Thai woman got home. 

Yes Jimmy I agree with you, but you have to be really careful out there, what may be acceptable in the western world, can be a serious infringement of their laws.

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Meanwhile in Denmark....

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On Tuesday the court of Holstebro, Denmark, decided that a Thai woman who had stayed illegally in Denmark for more than two years had to serve 30 days in Danish prison before she would be deported back to Thailand, BT writes.

“She came to Denmark at the end of 2018 on a 15-days tourist visa. She has been here ever since without legal permission,” The prosecutor for the district police, Niclas Nissen, says.

The woman herself was very happy with the verdict.

She said that she had been working at a massage parlor that offered “more than just massage”, but that she hadn’t performed any sexual services there.

Niclas Nissen said that the woman was very happy with being deported. She had for some time wanted to leave herself but she didn’t have the money for the ticket back to Thailand.

https://scandasia.com/thai-women-in-denmark-happy-to-be-deported/

 

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Not so sure that this area is worse than Europe or the USA. I could telle you stories of young European people exploited in the USA (not in sex trade but the principle remains the same : make them believe they will have a better future and extract them from their social environment) and immigrants in Europe. 

I remember someone opening a thread during the first wave of covid19 to imagine "the day after" as we were all locked down. Radio journalists would say we would create a world with more social consciousness. My ass ! This is the day after. As I had foreseen, we haven't got ridden of covid but thanks to vaccines we stooped being scared of dying in 3 weeks. The pandemics destroyed economies and social welfare in every country but particularly in less developped countries. So predators are finding prays more easily to exploit them. 

I am afraid many women from many 3rd world countries are being trapped by Ms Lillies every day. 

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