(Beirut, July 29, 2016) – Weaknesses and a lack of coordination in the Lebanese government’s response to sex trafficking is putting women and girls at risk, Human Rights Watch said today, on the World Day against Trafficking in Persons.
These annual rankings reflect the US government’s assessment of the records of countries around the world in responding to trafficking.
They "rescued 75 women, most of them Syrian nationals who had been subjected to beatings and psychological and physical torture, forced to perform sexual acts and had indecent images of them taken and distributed", it said.
The ISF arrested two men and eight women guarding the apartments where the victims were kept, but two other suspects remain at large, according to the statement.
Scott is being held in the Laclede County Jail without bond.
The Patrol was assisted by the Lebanon Police Department.