Ghanaian women’s forced prostitution in Bahrain


This video is called Prostitution scandal in Bahrain – الدعارة في البحرين.

So, this happens not only to Thai women in Bahrain

From Myjoyonline.com in Ghana:

Five Ghanaian women stranded in Bahrain

November 30, 2012, 19:42 GMT

Five Ghanaian women are reportedly stranded in Bahrain after their sponsors failed to secure them jobs in the Arab country.

The women namely Wasina Mahama, Beatrice Mensah, Beatrice Bonsu, Barbara Haruna Hamain and Sheila in an interview with Adom News revealed that they were promised jobs as waitresses, hairdressers and house helps but are now being forced to do other jobs, including prostitution.

According to the women, they have refused to engage in prostitution and have been maltreated as a result, with some alleging that they are only given bread with little water and locked up in rooms all day.

They indicated that at times lighters are used on them to extort money from them.

The suffering Ghanaians in Bahrain claim they paid between GH¢1500 and GH¢3000 to their agents who have gravely disappointed them.

One of the women gave the name of her agent as Alahji Ibrahim who lives around the Abossy Okai roundabout.

The women told Adom News that they have been camped in a room and their cost is being negotiated between their sponsors in Bahrain and potential clients.

Relatives of the stranded women are calling on the government to intervene and save the lives of their loved ones.

Meanwhile, Tema office of the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ), which broke the news has written to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to intervene and secure the release of the women.

From GhanaWeb:

In an interview with Adom News, the women who identified themselves as Wasina Mahama, Beatrice Mensah, Beatrice Bonsu, Barbara Haruna Hamain and Sheila and hail from different parts of the country said they were promised jobs as waitresses, hairdressers and house helps but they are being forced to do other jobs including prostitution.

Their refusal to comply has resulted in their being locked up and fed on only bread; according to them, even the water is rationed.

From the SOFREP site:

The market for pretty Russian women in the Middle East is strong. I remember a wealthy Saudi man once told me that “Allah has no eyes in Bahrain” or “الله لا عيون فى البحرين”, he was referring to prostitution of course.

It’s also no secret to anyone in the military who has served in Bahrain that just outside the main US gate there are several Hotels that house Russian hookers. They’re literally under house arrest and not allowed to leave the confines of the hotel.

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    Several demonstrators detained as clashes continue until dawn

    AFP

    Published: 12:40 December 1, 2012

    Manama: Bahraini police fired tear gas and stun bombs to break up protests overnight in predominantly Shiite villages around Manama, leading to arrests and injuries, witnesses said on Saturday.

    The protesters took to the streets in response to a call by the February 14 Youth Coalition for rallies against a blockade imposed on the Shiite locality of Mahazza, near the capital, since November 7.

    “The blockade will not make us afraid,” chanted the protesters, in reference to King Hamad Bin Eisa Al Khalifa.

    The protesters, some of whom wore masks, waved the Bahraini flag and pictures of prisoners.

    Police fired tear gas and sound bombs as the protests got unruly, leading to some injuries, according to the witnesses who did not specify the number of casualties.

    Police detained several demonstrators, and the skirmishes continued until dawn on Saturday, according to the witnesses.

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