Thursday, July 14, 2005

Prostitution – a multiethnic business blooming in Mitrovica (Koha Ditore)

Koha Ditore reports on the front page that court cases in the divided town of Mitrovica give indications of ‘an organized multiethnic network’ dealing with trafficking of girls for prostitution purposes.

Earlier police operations in the northern part of the town resulted in finding a number of young girls, mainly from abroad, working in bars as ‘waitresses’, writes the paper.

The article quotes a report issued by the Center for Protection of Women saying that the number of local victims has increased throughout Kosovo.

Apart from the nightclubs, private flats and houses are also used thanks to ‘multiethnic cooperation’.

According to paper’s sources, a brothel in the northern part is a joint enterprise of a Serb nicknamed Tarzo and an Albanian nicknamed Elka.

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