Article 371

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Criminal liability Slavery

Article 371 criminalises the habitual dealing in slaves, and prescribes a penalty of life imprisonment, or a penalty of up to 10 years’ imprisonment.

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Article 371. Whoever habitually imports, exports, removes, buys, sells, traffics or deals in slaves, shall be punished with imprisonment for life, or with imprisonment for a term not exceeding ten years, and shall also be liable to fine.

Law / 6 October 1860 / Bangladesh / Criminal Code

The Bangladeshi Criminal Code is a comprehensive code intended to cover all substantive aspects of criminal law. The Code includes specific provisions regarding criminal liability for forced labour, kidnapping, and abduction for the purpose of slavery.