BISHKEK. The National Council under the President for Fighting Human Trafficking today held a meeting in Bishkek. The Kyrgyz officials say that about 8 firms were registered to work for hiring people who want go to work abroad. However, there are a lot of illegal companies that are tied to human trafficking, especially, women trafficking and other illegal activities. According to two years old data from an international labor migration organization, about 4,000 women were taken abroad annually to be sold as sex-slaves. Unfortunately, the criminal groups are actively using fake Kyrgyz passports for that purposes.
Today's gathering appealed to the government to strengthen control over firms involved in organization of migrations and immigrations, and to harden the law on fighting human traffickers.
First deputy prime minister, Kurmanbek Osmonov, was appointed by the Council meeting as its new chief. The National Council was set up last year.