A former Iranian beauty queen who is afraid of execution when she returns to her homeland has revealed that her hair is falling out and that the ordeal is destroying her mental health.
Bahareh Zare Bahari, 31, has spent four weeks at Ninoy Aquino Airport in Manila, hoping that her asylum application will be approved by a Filipino court.
Mrs. Bahari said she is afraid of being deported to Tehran, where she said she will be executed for criticism of the Iranian regime.
Bahareh Zare Bahari, a dentist student who represented Iran at the Miss Intercontinental Procession 2018 in Manila, has been detained at Ninoy Aquino Airport in Manila since 17 October after Iran issued an Interpol Red notice to her.
& # 39; I am not in good condition & # 39 ;, said Bahari the protector on Wednesday from the airport.
& # 39; My hair has started to fall (out, and is in) poor condition due to stress. Sometimes I get mentally ill … I have no privacy here, because there is no door in the room, so I always worry if I want to change. & # 39;
Mrs. Bahari's room – until her asylum decision is taken on Monday – is the passenger space in Terminal three. She said that the lights are constantly on, that there is no bathroom and that she is always surrounded by airport security officers.
Mrs. Bahari (photo) said she was returning from Dubai when the immigration authorities arrested her in Manila
Ms. Bahari, depicted as representative of Iran, said that the room in which she was forced to stay while waiting for the asylum decision is constantly lit up and that her body clock is now skewed
She said the clinical setting is destroying her body clock and her mental health is deteriorating as a result.
& # 39; I lose time, sometimes I am crazy, & # 39; she said.
The Islamic Republic published an Interpol Red Notice for Mrs. Bahari and she was arrested on October 17 when she tried to enter the Philippines. The international request for detention claimed that she had committed a crime in Iran.
The 31-year-old was originally told that she was being held for an Iranian citizen's attack on the Philippines, but this was later reported as an undeclared crime in Iran.
The 31-year-old said the attack was & # 39; a big lie & # 39 ;, believing that she is the target of her political views on the Islamic Republic and for supporting women's rights.
& # 39; I have been living here since 2014 (the Philippines) and did not return to Iran. I have often explained to them … How can I have a criminal case in Iran if I live here? & # 39 ;, she told CNN two weeks ago.
The beauty queen said she thinks she was the target because she supported the exiled Reza Pahlavi, the son of the Shah of Iran who was overthrown in the 1979 Islamic revolution in the country.
In January she appeared on a procession in Manila with a photo of Reza Pahlavi, the last heir to see the imperial state of Iran, while draped in the pre-revolutionary flag
Bahareh Zare Bahari (photo), 31, fears she will be executed if she is extradited to the Islamic Republic
She denies committing crimes in the Philippines or Iran, where she has been studying dentistry since 2014 (depicted as a representative of Iran at a beauty contest)
In January she appeared on a procession with a photo of Pahlavi, while she was draped in the pre-revolutionary flag.
Mr Pahlavi, who lives in exile, is seen as a champion of democracy and someone who could one day help bring a post-official state.
Mrs. Bahari said & # 39; they will kill me & # 39; if she is sent back to her home country according to the Telegraph.
Mrs. Bahari said she was returning from Dubai when the immigration authorities took her to a room at the airport in Manila.
In January Bahari appeared on a procession with a photo of Reza Pahlavi, the son of the Shah who had deposed in 1979, while being draped in the pre-revolutionary flag
Officials explained that there was a problem with her visa before they told her to take a flight back to Iran.
She claims to have called a friend for help, and then she sat down and told officials she wasn't moving,
The friend who was called to help allegedly started crying and shouting and was arrested while the Office of Immigration described him as & # 39; unmanageable & # 39; and security at the airport violated & # 39; fetched his countryman & # 39 ;.
& # 39; Foreigners must respect our laws when they are in our country. Inappropriate behavior and deviating comments gave the officer even more reason to deny Zare Bahari access, & said immigration commissioner Jaime Morente in a CNN statement.
Authorities both accused & # 39; causing a scene & # 39; and claimed that ma'am Bahari shouted: & # 39; Jesus kills you all Filipino & # 39; s! & # 39;
Mrs. Bahari moved to the Philippines five years ago to study on a student visa that is renewed annually and is valid until 2020.
Human Rights Watch asked the Philippines to adequately support Ms. Bahari while seeking asylum and reiterated that an Interpol Red notification is void if the accused is a refugee.
Mr Perete said Arabic news reports that she would be deported immediately and that she could & # 39; could not be returned to Iran because she had filed an asylum application & # 39 ;.
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