« Back to overview

Hungarian pimps to court for trafficking in the Red Light District in Ghent

On Monday, in the court of Ghent the trial against a large Hungarian prostitution gang started. The ten Hungarian pimps, among them also two women, have recruited many Hungarian women for prostitution and are suspected of human trafficking.

The women were recruited in Hungary and had to work in Ghent in the prostitution under inhuman circumstances. The profits went to the pimps. The gang came in sight of the police because between 2009 and 2013, the number of Hungarian women in the red light district of Ghent increased from 4 to 283.

The case was opened on Monday, but will only be called in August. The sentence should follow in the same month.

Source: Het Nieuwsblad

« Back to overview

Latest projects


Referral of and assistance for victims of human trafficking in Europe

The Ministry of Interior of Hungary, the Ministry of Security and Justice of The Netherlands and Payoke vzw of Belgium submitted an application „Referral of and assistance for victims of human trafficking in Europe” (hereinafter RAVOT-EUR) for Action Grants under the Programme “Prevention of and Fight against Crime” 2012 ISEC General Call for Proposals of the European Commission.

Read more »

With the support of

Sponsor Payoke?

Click here

Payoke vzw • Leguit 4 • 2000 • Antwerp • Belgium • T +32 (0)3 201 16 90 • F +32 (0)3 233 23 24 •
Open from 09h00 till 17h00