article 244 – draft amendment

Article 244 (Forced labor) Whoever forces another to work by violence, threats, restriction of personal freedom or other means shall be sentenced to not more than three years fixed-term imprisonment or criminal detention, and shall also, or shall only, be fined. If the circumstances are serious, he shall be sentenced to not less than three years and not more than seven years fixed-term imprisonment and shall also be fined.

Whoever is aware of a person committing the crimes in the previous paragraph and recruits or transports personnel for him, shall be punished according to provisions in the preceding paragraph.

Where a unit commits the crimes in the two preceding paragraphs, it shall be fined, and the persons who are directly in charge and the other persons who are directly responsible for the crime shall be punished according to provisions in paragraph one.

Current version

Article 244 Where an employer, in violation of the laws and regulations on labour administration, compels its employees to work by restricting their personal freedom, if the circumstances are serious, the persons who are directly responsible for the offence shall be sentenced to fixed-term imprisonment of not more than three years or criminal detention and shall also, or shall only, be fined.

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