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3 years imprisonment after man found guilty of trafficking workers from Bangladesh

24 Jul 2015
A 47–year-old man has been sentenced to 3 years imprisonment, having been found guilty of human trafficking.

Shamsul Arefin carried out his crimes between 2008 and 2010 when he was the owner of the Stewart Hotel near Appin in Argyll.
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COPFS recognised as a champion of equality and inclusion

16 Jul 2015

COPFS has been awarded the Employers Network for Equality & Inclusion (enei) Team of the Year Award 2015 for its “outstanding contribution to delivering change within the field of equality and inclusion, and the positive impact this had on organisational success”.

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‘Right to Review’: Strengthened rights for victims of crime in Scotland

01 Jul 2015
Today sees a strengthening of victims’ rights with the introduction of the right in law for a victim to ask for a review of a decision by the Crown not to prosecute their case – this formalises the current practice of the Scottish prosecution service to review cases where appropriate. Read more ...
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