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Conflict Incident Report

Couple arrested for prostitution, human trafficking

Date of incident: 
April 18, 2015
Death toll: 
Number of Injured: 
Actors/Parties Involved: 
ISF(internal security forces)
Jordanian national

The Directorate General of the Internal Security Forces Public Relations Division issued on Saturday a statement revealing that a man and his wife were arrested for prostitution and human trafficking.

Following intensive investigations, the ISF were able to lure A.M. (Jordanian national, born in 1991) and her partner Z.A. (Jordanian national, born in 1996) for hunting down potential clients over Whatsapp and charging between 300 and 500 USD for sexual services.

A.M. confessed that her husband M.A. (Jordanian national, born in 1982) have coerced her to prostitute herself under the threat of taking away her infant daughter from her. The husband denied his wife's claims.

Both husband and wife were charged with human trafficking and facilitating prostitution. Z.A. was set free as she was found out to be a victim of human trafficking.

Primary category: 
Gender Based Violence [inc. sexual violence]
Secondary Category: 
Illicit Trade/Trafficking/Smuggling
Classification of conflict (primary): 
Individual acts of violence
Violent incidents which do not have a specific or a known political agenda but are caused by the general proliferation of weapons, of trained and untrained soldiers or militants, by the general inefficiency of the Justice system, and past-traditions and histories of violence within society.