Asians get jail sentences for human trafficking

      Published on Friday, 1 January , 2021      245      
Asians get jail sentences for human trafficking

A Bahraini criminal court has sentenced two Asians to 10 years in prison and ordered them to pay a fine of BD5,000 each on charges of human trafficking, a prosecution official said today.

The First Major Criminal Court also handed down a five-year–jail term and a fine of Dh2,000 each to two other Asians in the same case, the head of prosecution for human trafficking added.

The four expatriate defendants will be deported from Bahrain after serving the jail terms, the official said.

The court also ordered them to bear the cost of home return for the victim in the case.

The prime convict in the case duped the victim by telling her she would get her a job in Bahrain. On arriving at the kingdom, the victim was forced into prostitution in return for money collected by the prime defendant who later sold her to the second defendant who also forced her into prostitution and held her against her will for over a month.

He also recruited the two other defendants to facilitate the victim’s prostitution and prevent her from escape.

The case came to the knowledge of authorities after the victim escaped and informed the police.

Category Government | 2021/01/01 latest update at 4:00 PM
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