The police asked a Thai woman whether she was sexually traded in a hospital room for 6 people… Human Rights Commission “Human Rights Violation”

Human rights commission in Jung-gu, Seoul. yunhap news

In the process of avoiding crackdowns by the police, the investigation of an injured migrant woman in a multiperson room on the day of the accident was determined by the National Human Rights Commission of Korea as’infringement of basic rights’.

On the 12th, the Human Rights Commission said, “The police unreasonably examined the victims who were physically and mentally impaired due to injuries in the hospitalization room, where there are many, and did not comply with the procedures for notifying the right to the presence of trusted persons, interviews, and transportation of consular officers. “I said. Accordingly, the Human Rights Commission recommended that the head of the competent police chief take written warning measures against the police officer who conducted the investigation.

According to the Human Rights Commission, Thai woman A was injured by jumping from the height of the 4th floor of an officetel to avoid the police crackdown on prostitution around 0 o’clock on February 8 last year, and was moved to a hospital. Afterwards, the investigator at Police Station B visited the six-person room where Mr. A was hospitalized at around 11 am on the same day, and interrogated the suspects related to prostitution for about an hour and a half.

The Human Rights Commission said, “It is an act of human rights violations that makes people feel shame to conduct an investigation into the suspicion of sex trafficking in an open ward in which several people are hospitalized. It was judged that not notifying the right to interview with consular officers was an infringement of physical freedom.

In the course of its investigation, the Human Rights Commission caught the situation in which a victim from Thailand entered Korea after receiving false work information from a local agency, and engaged in prostitution while having their passport stolen. Accordingly, the police claimed that “there was no fact that the victim claimed to be a victim of human trafficking during the investigation.”

However, the NHRCK judged that “As Mr. A belongs to a group with low access to the Korean judicial system and a high risk of being exposed to sexual exploitation, it was necessary to take measures to identify the victims of trafficking in advance.”

However, considering that the law has not yet reflected a binding system for the identification of trafficked victims, the Commissioner of the National Police Agency has prepared regulations and manuals related to identification procedures and protective measures for trafficked victims, and the foundation for social support in Korea is weak. When investigating the class, it was recommended that the system be reorganized so that trusted persons are present.

Reporter Eun Na-ri Jung [email protected]

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