Wednesday, September 21, 2005

A Dubai Pimp Is Dead [September 19, 2005]

Last week, Anahit Malkhasyan (nicknamed Debr Ano), a Dubai pimp originally from Echmiadzin, was killed in a car accident on the Dubai-Sharja highway. Malkhasyan was driving a rented Honda; there were no passengers in the car. Since Malkhasyan was in possession of the passports and documents of the eleven Armenian prostitutes that worked for her, the women are now beyond official supervision (see: Why Pimps Don't Get Punished, Part II). The circumstances that led to the accident are not yet clear; it cannot be ruled out that it was organized. Anahit Malkhasyan was an important figure within the Dubai sex trade.

Her body was transported to Armenia on September 17.

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