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Trial set for two men accused of human trafficking in central Sask.

Mohammad Masum and Sohel Haider are charged with human trafficking. Masum also faces three counts of sexual assault.
Mohammad Masum and Sohel Haider had appearances in Rosetown Circuit Court Nov. 23.

ROSETOWN – A trial for two men accused of human trafficking has been set for September 2024 in Rosetown Circuit Court.

Mohammad Masum, 41, from Tisdale, and Sohel Haider, 52, from Elrose, had appearances in court on Nov. 23. Ahead of the trial, case management for the two men will be on June 19, 2024.

Masum and Haider allegedly forced a woman to work 10 to 12 hours a day, seven days a week at restaurants, and when she was off work, forced her to live in an unfinished, concrete, damp, dimly lit basement.

Masum and Haider were arrested by RCMP Swift Current Saskatchewan Trafficking Response Team (STRT) in Elrose on July 5. Masum was additionally charged with three counts of sexual assault.

RCMP STRT say the woman was threatened by her employers that her working permit would be taken away or that police would be called if she didn’t comply with the demanding work schedule and restrictions on her freedom. She was forced to work at restaurants in Gull Lake, Elrose, and Tisdale.


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