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Nine trafficking cases were recorded in Armenia last year, Deputy Minister of Labor and Social Affairs, keynote speaker Gemafin Gasparyan said on Monday in Armenian parliament.

His remarks came during the discussion of the draft law on making changes and amendments to the law on identifying and supporting victims of trafficking and illegal exploitation.

According to him, eight men, and four Indian citizens were among the victims.

Meanwhile, in 2017 there were six complaints regarding 16 citizens. “A total of 11 people were identified, of whom 9 were women, including under-age children. Six of the cases identified concerned sexual slavery,” the official noted.

He added that the difficulty in identifying such crimes is that verification and use of information about trafficking is possible only with the consent of the victims themselves.

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