African woman jailed and fined for human trafficking and fraud | THE DAILY TRIBUNE

TDT | Manama

The Daily Tribune –

A 49-year-old African woman was sentenced to five years in prison and fined BD5,000 by the High Criminal Court for human trafficking and fraud.

The court also ordered his deportation after serving his sentence.

The woman was found guilty of luring two domestic workers to Bahrain with the promise of lucrative job opportunities through a Facebook advertisement.

She then seized their passports, forced them to work without permits, and subjected them to physical violence.

The court heard testimony from both victims, who described being promised high salaries and flexible work permits.

However, upon arrival in Bahrain, they were taken to an apartment and detained for a month, during which time they were beaten.

The woman also stole 1,400 comic books from them. The investigation revealed that the woman had a history of similar crimes. She had previously been accused of human trafficking and fraud.