Thursday, 28 August 2008

High Court upholds brothel slavery convictions

The High Court has upheld the slavery convictions of a Melbourne brothel owner, and overturned the order of the Victorian Court of Appeal for a new trial.

A raid at a Melbourne brothel in 2003, a Melbourne brothel led to the conviction of Wei Tang for enslaving five Thai women.

She was sentenced to ten years jail and had successfully appealed against the conviction.

The Commowealth Director of Public Prosecutions appealed that decision.

Wei Tang was the first person to be convicted under anti-slavery laws introduced in 1999.

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