Two accused deny exploiting sisters in trafficking case

Bassam Za’za’; 2/6/09

Two men have denied exploiting two Uzbek sisters and attempting to sell them to undercover policemen for Dh21,000 for sexual purposes, a court was told on Monday. “I am not guilty and didn’t commit a human trafficking crime. I don’t even know the two girls whose names were mentioned in the arraignment sheet… I was forced to confess and sign declaration of guilt papers which were written in Arabic that I don’t understand,” said a 24-year-old Uzbek porter when he defended himself at the Dubai Court of First Instance.