Dushanbe - A Tajik court on Friday handed a 14-year prison sentence to a woman convicted of forcing her adopted daughter into prostitution, court officials said.
"The convicted woman, Djakhon Khilalova, 32, was convicted of nine criminal charges," a court source said.
They included human trafficking, forcing a person into prostitution and trafficking in minors, he said.
Khilalova adopted her daughter, Zarina, from a Dushanbe orphanage four years ago when the child was between nine and 10 years old, the court found.
Last year Khilalova took the teenager first to Dubai and then to Istanbul where she forced the girl to work as a prostitute.