Convicted sex offender. He was sentenced to 18 years in prison for trafficking, soliciting, and assaulting women.
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Table of Contents:
- Human-trafficking suspect: Free me from Turkish jail(05/17/2012)
- 'Turks' charges unlikely to pose extradition danger' (05/29/2012)
- Political fallout with Turkey delays extradition (06/17/2012)
- Court: Can't make Turkey move suspect to Israeli prison (06/17/2012)
- Turkey Extradites to Israel Europe’s Largest Flesh Trafficker (02/13/2013)
"Hassid's mental and physical condition is constantly deteriorating and he is not receiving proper care in prison," Ben-Nathan said.
'Turks' charges unlikely to pose extradition danger'
Jerusalem Post - May 29, 2012
Yaakov Katz Contributed to this report.
Political fallout with Turkey delays extradition
By Yonah Jeremy Bob
Jerusalem Post - June 17, 2012
Court: Can't make Turkey move suspect to Israeli prison
By Yonah Bob
Jerusalem Post - June 17, 2012
The High Court of Justice announced Sunday that it had rejected a petition by a man suspected of human trafficking in women to Israel as part of a prostitution ring to pressure the Ministry of Justice to fast-forward its efforts to extradite him from Turkey to Israel.
The Ministry of Justice is seeking to bring the suspect, Guy Hasid, to trial for the alleged crimes of human trafficking in women for the purpose of prostitution in Israel.
Hasid fled Israel before authorities could arrest him. But he was tracked down and arrested in Cyprus after an international arrest warrant was issued by INTERPOL.
From Cyprus he was transferred to Turkey, where he has been held in prison since July 16, 2011. It appears that Hasid would prefer prison conditions and even a trial in Israel than the prison conditions and treatment he is receiving in Turkey.
Turkey Extradites to Israel Europe’s Largest Flesh Trafficker
Hasid was in hiding for three years in the Turkish district of Cyprus.
Jewish Press - February 13, 2013
Three years after the crisis in the Turkey-Israel relationship, following the IDF takeover of the Mavi Marmara flotilla, Wednesday morning revealed a dramatic example of cooperation between Turkey and Israel. In a rare gesture of cooperation, the Turks complied with Israel’s request to extradite Guy Hasid, 35, from the town of Or Yehuda, one of the largest traffickers in human flesh in Europe and Israel, Maariv reports.
Hasid’s partner in crime, Rami Saban, is serving a sentence of 18 years in prison after being convicted of trafficking in women.
Hasid was in hiding for three years in the Turkish district of Cyprus, where he was arrested a year and a half ago by the Turks at the request of the Israeli Police, and taken to a prison in Ankara.
The extradition procedure took more than a year, until on Tuesday night Hasid was put on a plane, accompanied by the Central Unit Tel Aviv cops, and flown to Israel. The plane landed at Ben Gurion Airport where the extradition proceedings were completed, and in the afternoon the police is expected to request his remand to a detention center.
The investigation of Hasid is being conducted jointly by four different police departments around the world: Israel, Russia, the Ukraine and Belarus. Saban and Hasid are considered the largest traffickers in Europe and among the largest in the world. The Russians claim that the two are responsible for trafficking in 10,000 women.
The Russians submitted to the Israeli police testimonies filed by 150 women who were traded by the two men for the purpose of prostitution. The Tel Aviv police managed to collect another 40 testimonies of women who had been imported by the two men for prostitution.
“They were solely responsible for smuggling women into Israel through the Egyptian border during the ’90s and 2000s,” said Superintendent Eddie Pliner, head of the Russian desk at the Central Unit, Tel Aviv.
According to police, Guy Hasid ran one of Europe’s largest brothels, which he operated under the guise of a strip club in Turkish Cyprus. There is where he shipped dozens of women from the former Soviet Union for prostitution.
“Israeli law allows us to make arrests of criminals who have trafficked in women and used them for prostitution even outside the country,” a senior Central Unit, Tel Aviv, officer told Maariv. “On that basis, we asked the Turkish police for assistance and extradition. The Turks understood well what was involved, and the scope of this man’s criminal activities, and agreed to cooperate with us and make the extradition.”
Two years ago, Rami Saban was convicted in the District Court in Tel Aviv and was sentenced to 18 years in prison. Police plan to introduce in the Hasid case most of the evidence that was presented in the Saban case.
In the past, the two men were associated with a suspicion that they imported two professional assassins from Belarus to Israel via Egypt, to take out several key Israeli crime figures.
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