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• Destination and transit country for men and women from sub-Saharan Africa and Asia subjected to forced prostitution.

• Female victims of gender-based or domestic violence and suspected of violating moral codes, can be detained in “social rehabilitation” facilities.

• Convicted rapist must marry the victim, with her agreement, or serve a prison term of as long as 25 years.

• Rape victims who failed to meet high evidentiary standards reportedly could face charges of adultery.

• The law does not prohibit female genital mutilation.



• World Islamic Call Society produced public information campaigns to raise awareness of human trafficking.


Sources: U.S. Department of State 2010 Human Rights Report, U.S. Department of State Trafficking in Persons Report 2011