Bahareh Zare Bahari. Photo: Facebook

Philippines grants asylum to Iranian beauty queen who feared death if deported

  • Bahareh Zare Bahari was denied entry to the Philippines upon her return from Dubai last month, with authorities citing an Iranian arrest warrant
  • Rights groups had said she faced torture, ill-treatment and unfair trial if she was sent back to the country of her birth
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Bahareh Zare Bahari. Photo: Facebook
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Former Miss Iran Bahareh Zare Bahari. Photo: Facebook / missintercontinantaliran

Iranian beauty queen applies for asylum in Philippines, fearing execution for political beliefs if extradited

  • Bahareh Zare Bahari has spent nearly a week at Ninoy Aquino Airport after learning that her home country put out an alert for her extradition
  • Philippine officials say Iran wants her sent back to face assault charges, but she claims the allegations are false and she will be executed if she is returned
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Former Miss Iran Bahareh Zare Bahari. Photo: Facebook / missintercontinantaliran
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