Judgment Upheld on First Human
Trafficking Case in Bahrain

On 26 April 2009, the Supreme Court of Appeal upheld the verdict against a foreign woman accused of human trafficking related crimes. The woman was sentenced to three years and six months imprisonment, fined five thousand Dinars and deported from the country. Charges against the woman included hosting a number of Asian women in her home, withholding their passports and forced them into prostitution to derive financial profit.