Iranian claims harem women robbed him

The women were staying at a Marbella villa.

An Iranian man, 57, arrested in Marbella for allegedly abusing nine women who lived with him, told police that goods worth €4 million have been stolen from him.


Just three hours after he was released he went back to the police station, claiming his house had been burgled in his absence, according to a report in local Spanish daily Diario Sur.

When he got back, Soha Sohai, reportedly found that the CCTV cameras at his villa in the Balcones de Sierra Blanca urbanization had been ripped out and that Persian carpets, jewellery, works of art and €15,000 in cash was missing.

He accuses the women who claimed he abused them, but their lawyer claims they left the property to give their statements to the police and haven’t returned since.

His arrest came after a German woman, 36, who is legally married to him, went to the police in Marbella claiming she and eight others were being held and abused by Sohai.

She told the police that they had met him at university in London, where he had promised to help them become models.

Their professional relationship later turned into romance, but with that came threats, insults and pressure. She was allegedly one of several women aged between 19 and 24, mostly Eastern European and Asians, which he had in his own harem in Marbella.

Several children were born from these relationships.

The women claim they were forced to ask for money from their families but otherwise denied all contact with them or any of their friends and required to tell him where they were at all times. 

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