A Brisbane couple is to serve at least two years jail term as they were found guilty of exploiting a Fijian woman. On Tuesday, 16 April, the Brisbane District Court gave the couple, 48-year-old Malavine Pulini and 60-year-old Isikeli Pulini, six and five years jail term respectively with a non-parole period of two years. They were found guilty of forced labor offenses last week and they as well pleaded guilty to housing an illegal noncitizen. The wife got an extra conviction for human trafficking. Malavine, the mother of four, trafficked the woman into Australia on a tourist visa. She promised her a longer visa as soon as they enter the country but she, with her husband, collected the woman's passport and forced her to serve them in multiple roles - nanny, cook, and maid - until she fled their home in 2016. They gave her $250 for two weeks, but sometimes the same amount goes for as long as seven weeks. Judge Leanne Clare said the Fijian woman was denied her freedom and her human rights were seriously stepped on.
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