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Azita Nikooei's Killer Gets 11 Years

The man who took a plea deal in the killing of exotic dancer Azita Nikooei will spend the next 11 years in prison.

Nathan Mowers, 38, was facing a first-degree murder charge, but plead guilty to voluntary manslaughter.In exchange, Mowers took investigators to the spot where he said he dumped Nikooei's body in 2004.

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POLICE have made nine arrests after a crackdown on 'unlicensed activity' across Kensington and Chelsea.

In a two-day operation at the weekend, officers visited 152 premises and made arrests in connection with sex worker carding, begging, bicycle theft and drugs possession.

There were 37 test purchases carried out in shops where there were six breaches including selling a knife, alcohol and cigarettes to those under age. Words of advice and enforcement notices were issued.

Police also visited 99 licensed premises, including bars and clubs, and made seven referrals to the council, and issued six enforcement notices for a number of breaches, including not having the minimum number of doormen required.

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Sex worker weeps inside High Court

A self-proclaimed sex worker, Cynthia Shongwe wept uncontrolably when she narrated to High Court Judge Mary Sey how her friend was raped and stabbed to death at a waiting room near the Mbabane Government Hospital at around midnight.

Shongwe said she was sitting on a pavement next to Atlas Garage in Mbabane in the company of Lomagugu Mavuso (deceased) and a certain Sindie when the accused, Mxolisi Sukati approached them at around midnight on May 2, 2010. She told the court that they were form KaLafata Bar and Restaurant. Shongwe testified that Sukati dropped E200 in front of them and requested to have sexual intercourse with the deceased for the whole night since it was already midnight.

She said Lomagugu, however, declined to take the E200 offer until Sindie voluntarily agreed to go away with Sukati after he had given her E150. Shongwe said Sindie dissapeared for a while with Sukati and came back to them. She told the court that Sindie was later taken away by a certain motor vehicle. Shongwe said Sukati then dragged the deceased across the Mbabane-Manzini highway to the waiting room next to the Mbabane Government.

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Sex workers and their allies spent last week telling anyone who would listen—including the Supreme Court of Canada—that the country's prostitution laws ought to be taken off the books.

On Jan. 19, sex workers argued before the Supreme Court that a constitutional challenge to prostitution laws should be allowed. The next day, their advocacy continued at a forum held at the University of Ottawa.

The forum was entitled "Working It From Every Angle: a forum on the diversity of the Sex Industry", and was sponsored in part by Prostitutes of Ottawa Gatineau, Work, Educate and Resist, as well as a number of groups at the school. It opened with sex workers sharing their experiences in a panel discussion moderated by Christine Bru


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The NYPD announced that it conducted a four-day prostitution sting in 27 police precincts across the city, resulting in many arrests. One hundred eighty-six johns were arrested—the Post says, "Undercover cops pose as hookers and collar those johns looking for a prostitute," and the sting was called “Operation Losing Proposition."

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