Article 321



Criminal liability Slavery

Article 321 criminalises the practice of slavery and punishes this crime with up to 7 years of imprisonment.

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Article 321. Whoever brings into or takes out of Qatar a person as a slave, or buys, sells, or donates a person as a slave, shall be liable to imprisonment of a term not exceeding seven years.

Law / 10 May 2004 /Qatar / Law No. 11 of 2004 (Criminal Code)

The Penal Code sets out a number of provisions making it a criminal offence to abduct, detain or deprive any person of their freedom, to deal in slaves or to force a person to work. It also criminalizes a number of practices that tend to be connected to human trafficking, such as money laundering or fraud.