A Thai woman has been rescued on Monday from forced prostitution in Bahrain, a deputy chief of the police’s Anti-Trafficking in Persons Division said on Monday.
Colonel Mana Kleepsatabutr said the 29-year-old woman had been rescued by the Thai Consular Office in Bahrain on Saturday, and she was now staying at the Thai Embassy in Manama pending repatriation to Thailand.
Mana said the woman had been deceived by two Thai women into believing that she would be sent to work as a masseuse in South Korea, but that it would involve traveling to Bahrain to receive training first.
The victim traveled to Bahrain on March 20, after which she was forced into prostitution.
Mana said the woman had the opportunity to use the LINE application to send a message to her brother in Thailand last Friday.
Her brother then sought help from the Damrong Tham complaints receiving centre of the Interior Ministry, which in turn cooperated with the Thai Consular Office in order to rescue her.
Source Credit: Bahrain Mirror