Bringing Light to the Darkness of Human Trafficking (Trafficking in Persons)

This is the shocking moment victims of a ruthless gang selling Russian sex slaves are kicked and slapped by a female pimp for 'being absent without permission'.

Disturbing footage shows how 'trapped' victims held inside a Bahrain brothel were subjected to verbal and physical abuse.

Seven members of the gang selling the Russian sex slaves to oil-rich Bahrain have been jailed after an 18-year-old student managed to evade her pimps and phone her parents who alerted police.

The sinister people smuggling ring included three women - among them a mother and daughter aged 44 and 27, say police.

Gang leader Olga Goryachikh, 43, was jailed for six years, a sentence reduced from 15 years because she unmasked half a dozen accomplices.

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 Inside the brothel in Bahrain (Image: Anna Liesowska / east2west news)

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 The ruthless syndicate recruited women aged 18 to 30 (Image: Anna Liesowska / east2west news)

Not all the gang members were identified or detained but one, Lyubov Fedorkova, 25, dressed in red and with a face mask in court, was sentenced for three and a half years.

Two female members of the gang were deported from Bahrain to face trial in Russia.

The ruthless syndicate recruited women aged 18 to 30 in impoverished Russian villages and provincial cities, sending them to Muslim countries in the Persian Gulf where they were "forced to work as prostitutes".

They were convicted of conning 23 women to travel, earning £12,500 for each one forced into sexual slavery.

The women were told they were going to respectable jobs in bars and restaurants in Bahrain and other Middle East countries.

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 Olga Goryachikh in court (Image: east2west news)

But when they arrived their passports were seized, they were kept under guard, and threatened with beatings to force them to have sex with Arab clients, it is reported.

In her diary, Goryachikh reportedly described her victims as “freight carriages”.

Police seized £61,000 in US dollar cash and guns as well as evidence that dozens of women had been trafficked for sex in recent raids in Perm region and the Udmurtia republic, it is reported.

Irina Volk, spokeswoman for the Russian Interior Ministry, said: "Members of the criminal gang recruited women in Udmurtia republic and Perm region, offering them jobs abroad with good pay.

"The gangsters sorted all the paperwork, bought tickets and sent their victims to the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain.

"Having arrived there, the girls were met by their accomplices who threatened them with physical violence and forced them to work as prostitutes."

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 Lyubov Fedorkova, dressed in red and with a face mask in court, was sentenced for three and a half years (Image: Vesti / east2west news)

Senior investigator Sergei Petrashov said: "Some women were attracted by an offer of big money.”

A few “were told the truth about their future occupation, but in the majority of cases the women had very little idea of the job.

“The girls were clearly cheated and as good as kidnapped.”

Another police source said they were “sex slaves” with no means to escape.

In Bahrain they were made to live in brothels "in a chain of secret hotels", according to reports.

"They were fed and their basic hygiene needs were met. But there were also cases of violence," he said.

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 Olga Goryachikh, the gang leader (Image: east2west news)

The Russian authorities were alerted after two students, aged 19 and 23, managed to return to Russia after 18 months of "rapes" when they were forced to have sex with Arab men, it is claimed.

In the Gulf, the women were reportedly under close guard and only allowed to phone home in front of their "master".

But an 18-year-old from Udmurtia region in Russia managed to call her family from Bahrain when she was not overheard.

She told the truth to her parents about her life as a "sex slave" and they immediately went to Russian police.

The other convicted gang members were named in a court statement only by their family names Arbuzov, Shilyaeva, Sibiryakov, Tatarkin, and Strelnikov .

They were jailed to periods from three to five-and-a-half years.

 

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