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New slave-owners face life imprisonment

by Gavin Drake

Posted: 21 Nov 2014 @ 12:19

THE Government's Modern Slavery Bill will introduce new offences of holding a person "in slavery or servitude" and requiring somebody "to perform forced or compulsory labour". It will also be an offence to "arrange or facilitate the travel of another person . . . with a view to [that person's] being exploited", regardless of whether that person consents to the travel. Those guilty of the new offences face life imprisonment.

The Bill has been welcomed by Parliament's Joint Human ...

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