Sydney Woman Found Guilty

No Place for Slavery

A NSW District Court Jury has found a Sydney woman guilty on two accounts of intentionally possessing a slave, exercising powers of ownership over a slave and dealing with the proceeds of crime. When giving evidence the two Thai women testified their passports had been taken and not returned till they had paid off a $45,000 debt. During the trial, Judge Nanette Williams told the jury the law defined slavery as “the condition of a person over whom any or all of the powers attaching to the right of ownership are exercised, including where such a condition results from a debt or a contract made by the person”. This is the 23rd conviction of a modern slavery offence in Australia. Read more…

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