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.