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Conflict Incident Report

Human trafficking and prostitution ring busted in south Lebanon

Date of incident: 
August 8, 2017
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Actors/Parties Involved: 
Lebanese Civilians
Syrian Civilians/Refugees

Authorities have busted a prostitution and human trafficking ring in southern Lebanon.

Seven people involved in the ring, based in Kfarjoz near Nabatieh, were arrested.

Three Syrian nationals were arrested, one identified as Hafez S., born in 1985, was detained on suspicions of “facilitating prostitution” and human trafficking.

The second Syrian national, Amira A., was arrested on suspicions of prostitution and illegal entry into Lebanon through the services of Hafez S.

Iftekar, another Syrian national, was detained because her registration papers had expired.

Four Lebanese nationals were also arrested, one suspect identified as Ali T. was detained on suspicions of having paid Hafez S. to have sex with Amira A.

Lebanese national Dima N. D., born in 1972, was arrested on suspicions of prostitution, facilitating prostitution and human trafficking. Lebanese national Hussein was arrested in Dima’s house.

Lebanese national Samah J., born in 1977, was also detained on suspicion of prostitution.

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Classification of conflict (primary): 
Conflicts of social discrimination
Violent and unjust treatment of different categories of people and individuals based on race, age, gender or sexuality, committed by the State, groups and individuals, related to a lack of protection and rights, inefficiency of the Justice system and persisting social and economic vulnerabilities.
Classification of conflict(secondary):
Power & governance conflicts
Violent or non-violent conflicts associated with antagonisms related to internal political tensions between local and/or national groups and parties. These tensions may be encouraged by internal, regional and international parties. Such conflicts are characterized by their defiance and/or opposition to central State power and governance.