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Brother-in-law forced woman into prostitution, court hears

A woman says her brother in law forced her to have sex with men in return for money after she was sent to Dubai with him by her husband.

Dubai // A woman's brother-in-law forced her into prostitution after her husband sent her to Dubai to find work, a court heard today.

RM, a 23-year-old from Pakistan, said that shortly after marrying against her family's wishes last year, her husband MS sent her to Dubai with his brother, MSA, to find a decent job. But the 29-year-old MSA instead beat her up and forced her to have sex with men for money.

MSA denied human trafficking in the Dubai Court of First Instance yesterday. RM's husband, who is still in Pakistan, faces a similar charge. A lawyer defending MSA claimed RM signed a waiver dropping the charges against her brother in law.

RM said that she was forced to have sex with men in Dubai and Sharjah and that when she refused she would be beaten. She claimed that other women were also forced to prostitute themselves by her brother-in-law.

When her visit visa expired she claimed a third man, the 42-year-old AA from Bangladesh, obtained a work visa for her.

AA, who has also been charged with trafficking, was not present in court to enter a plea.

It was unclear how the case came to the attention of police.

The next hearing will be on March 26.

 

salamir@thenational.ae

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