Approximately 150 people a year become victims of slavery and human trafficking. Deputy Chairman of the State Migration Service Almaz Asanbayev said at the presentation of the Government’s program to combat trafficking in human beings.
According to him, only a small part of citizens, returning to the country, turns to law enforcement agencies with statements that they were subject to exploitation, forced slave labor or were forcibly kept somewhere.
«This year, such appeals have significantly decreased. Only four criminal cases were opened on human trafficking. Last year, seven cases were opened,» Almaz Asanbayev said.
He attributes this situation to the fact that after
«Now we are no longer migrants, but workers in these countries,» Almaz Asanbayev said.