Prostitutes' rights: Legal red-light area to be created

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Taipei/Taiwan, Apr 7: A recent decision by the Taiwan government may shock many as the government planned to moderate the sex industry in the country. The government planned to create a legal red-light district to control the sex-workers and to protect the rights of the Prostitutes.

The interior minister of the country, Liu Wen-shih stated, "The government intends to open up the sex industry to a moderate degree to better regulate it in accordance with the majority of public opinions."

In the present law over prostitution, the sex workers face three days in jail or a fine of up to Tw$30,000 ($1,000) if they are caught providing sexual services while their clients go unpunished.

With the new proposed law, the sex workers will be able to receive licences to operate in authorised zones and would be punished for plying their trade elsewhere, along with their clients.

Sources informed that Taiwan's sex-industry estimately involves hundreds of thousands of people and generates billions of dollars a year.

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