Bahrain: Asian women appear on trial for human trafficking

The High Criminal Court has started hearing the case of two Asian women, aged 38 and 32 years, involved in trafficking three women. Both of them pleaded not guilty.

The defendants are said to have brought the women to the Kingdom after faking job offers to them at a Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation Centre, and they later forced them into prostitution. The trio were locked up in a building in Manama, where they were compelled to have sex with strangers.

The woman managed to escape from the brothel and communicated with her embassy which informed the police. Her efforts resulted in rescuing the two other victims as police officers raided the place in save them. The two women were arrested and charged with human trafficking and forcing the trio into prostitution.



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