5 Balinese women became human trafficking victims in Sri Lanka: officials

5 Balinese ladies who labored as spa therapists in Colombo, Sri Lanka, have been reportedly the victims of labor exploitation and trafficking, Indonesian officers stated.

The 5 ladies have been recognized by their initials: NH, NS, KRL, KS, and KR. All of them are aged between 28 and 35 years outdated.

Bali’s Labor and Power and Mineral Assets Company Head Ida Bagus Ngurah Arda stated that the 5 ladies have been initially apprehended by Sri Lankan immigration officers after they might not present correct work visas throughout an inspection.

Native retailers reported that their arrests happened in October 2021.

Ida Bagus added that the Indonesian Embassy in Colombo is already on the case and the 5 Balinese ladies are at present beneath their safety.

Individually, the Indonesian Ministry of International Affairs’ residents safety director Judha Nugraha confirmed that the 5 ladies have been initially arrested for working illegally in Colombo. Nonetheless, Indonesian authorities have been in a position to symbolize them legally throughout their trials and offered them help utilizing diplomatic means. 

They have been all later freed by a neighborhood courtroom though they nonetheless want to stay in Colombo to behave as witnesses.

“[They are all] nonetheless wanted as witnesses in order that the costs towards their employers as human traffickers will be concluded. As soon as the trials are over, we’ll carry them house,” Juda stated, including that the 5 Indonesian residents are in good well being and all lodging and logistics are being dealt with by the Embassy.

Native authorities are at present investigating the case in Indonesia and are trying into the unnamed agent who recruited the ladies within the first place.

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