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Embassy staff meet Ugandans held in India over sex trade
Publish Date: Feb 08, 2014
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New Delhi: The Ugandan High Commission on Thursday met the three women victims of sex trafficking, saying that it had provided them papers and was willing to send them back home.

Sources, however, say that the women cannot leave without permission from the police or a magistrate as they have filed a case.

The three approached the Delhi Police, apparently with the AAP government's help, last week seeking protection from traffickers, who also happen to be African nationals.

In an exclusive interview to an Indian news website CNN-IBN, the women said that they were afraid of approaching the Ugandan embassy as they had been threatened to keep silent.

The Delhi government approached the External Affairs Ministry and the Ugandan High Commission was contacted. Details of the women and their complaints were handed over to the High Commission.

The case has proved to be a shot in the arm for the Aam Aadmi Party that had fielded criticism for a controversial midnight raid led by its Law Minister Somnath Bharti at the residence of some Ugandan women in a south Delhi locality.

The women, staying in Khirki Extension, were accused of sex and drug trafficking.

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