British businessman detained for keeping harem in Spain19 may 2014, 17:43
Iranian born Shojai lured young women by introducing himself as an oil tycoon and promising to arrange modeling and fashion industry opportunities for them. The women from Russia, Mongolia and Kazakhstan were studying in one of London’s fashion schools. There were a total of 9 women living with Shojai.
Shojai had the captive women bear him 7 children. The women said that even though they were allowed to leave the mansion, they were accompanied by bodyguards. Moreover, Shojai threatened them by saying that he would harm their children if they ran away.
The businessman denies all the allegations. He says that he has been living with three women; one of them was his wife and the other two were his employees that could leave the mansion at any time. He added that while he was detained for two days, the young women robbed him of jewelry worth $3.3 million.
Commenting on the incident, the press secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan Nurzhan Aitmakhanov said that there had been no reports on missing Kazakhsani women in London. “We have not received any such information. But we will make the inquiries and checks to clarify the situation,” Aitmakhanov told Express-K newspaper.