Bahrain: Court confirms 10-year jail term for forcing woman into prostitution

The person responsible for the crime, the Supreme Court of Appeal confirmed, will stay in jail for ten years and be deported afterwards. The defendant fought charges of kidnapping, human trafficking for sexual exploitation and concealing criminal property — money earned from the sex trade.

The defendant will have to remit a BD2,000 fine and pay for the victim’s return journey to her native. The victim, who landed in the Kingdom dreaming of a good job and better life, was greeted with physical abuse, confinement and sexual exploitation.

The incidents leading the woman into the prostitution ring started with the defendant offering her a job in the Kingdom. Dreaming about a regular job with an income to look after her family, the victim accepted the offer to reach the Kingdom.

However, it didn’t take much longer for the woman to recognise that it was a trap.



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