Fifth Israeli charged with running Cyprus prostitution ring

Tel Aviv court hears shocking details of violence, abuse toward women in brothel.


A fifth Israeli was indicted Sunday on suspicion of operating a major prostitution ring in Cyprus noted for its cruelty to the women in their employ.

Early this month, David Digmi, considered the No. 1 pimp in Israeli history, was identified publicly as one of the ringleaders, and as a police informer and state’s witness in the case.

At the beginning of last year, Rami Saban and three other members of the same ring were sentenced to between three and 18 years in prison.

Another alleged pimp, Guy Hassid, was not indicted at the time because he was at large, but his extradition from Turkey last week paved the way for his indictment yesterday in Tel Aviv District Court.

The charge sheet against Hassid, 30, of Ashkelon, alleges that he, Saban and the brothel’s other operators forced the women to work seven days a week without breaks between clients, as well as during their menstrual periods.

They allegedly used various means to control and discipline the women, including violence and threats against them and their families.

The indictment specifies “one case, in April 2008, at the time when Hassid managed the brothel and supervised the work of the women, one of his subordinates believed that a woman who took a short break for hygienic reasons stalled for too long, so he shouted at her and slapped her face.

“The young woman, obviously in distress, picked up a knife and slashed both her wrists,” the indictment continues, “after which [Hassid] took her to a private doctor, who stitched her wounds.

“The next day, despite her pain, Saban ordered the woman, with Hassid’s approval, to arrive for work at the brothel, dressed in long sleeves,” according to the charge sheet.

The brother was allegedly set up between 2007 and 2009. Saban, through his contacts, located “women who would be willing to come to Cyprus and work as prostitutes,” and Hassid, Saban and other members of the ring paid up to $7,500 per woman to bring them over from their home countries, the indictment states.

The brothel operators charged clients $200 for sex with a prostitute. The women were fined if they misbehaved, and those who requested to leave Cyprus and return home before the end of the agreed-upon six-month period were fined, and did not receive full payment for their work, the indictment alleged.

Hassid, Saban and the three other men already convicted invested hundreds of thousands of dollars to establish and operate the Cyprus brothel, luring dozens of women to leave their country of birth and work as prostitutes there.

The identity of Digmi, reputed to be Israel’s most prolific pimp ever, was revealed after a long battle by Haaretz to get the court to ease the gag order issued after he agreed to become a police informer and state’s witness. The agreement was unusual – 24 serious cases against him were closed as part of the deal, including such alleged crimes as attempted rape, trafficking in women, pimping, extortion, drug possession and many more offenses committed over the course of more than a decade.

  1. #1 by Ingrid B on 02/25/2013 - 9:34

    I suppose it`s something that the women got paid.. The parasitic ones are building up a lot of hate..

  2. #2 by Ingrid B on 02/25/2013 - 9:34

    toward them I mean..

  3. #3 by NAeem on 02/25/2013 - 9:34

    And the cypriots will allow thousands of israeli’s to roam around thanks to the security pact they signed well i see the israelis are up to their usual.

  4. #4 by annebeck58 on 02/25/2013 - 9:34

    I agree, Ingrid; they are building up a lot of hatred through these actions.
    I suppose it’s something that they chose to extradite one of them, though? -surprised they care enough about right and wrong to arrest this man and these people.

    I wonder how the trials will end, though. Usually, it’s a slap on the wrist, and if anyone involved in now jailed, I can see them saying time-served is adequate.
    Israhell is a cesspool.

  5. #5 by annebeck58 on 02/25/2013 - 9:34

    It is the same, here, in the USA. They roam about and do whatever they want.
    Heck, they did 9-11, that much is obvious. Yet they will never be indicted for it or for the many deaths caused by this terrorist-act in the US.
    They’ll never even pay for the (out in the OPEN) attack on the USS Liberty, so why would those who have to know the truth ever haul them in for the worst attack this country has seen?

    We are too stupid and.or too completely owned to ever go against them. It is a terrible cycle our American government has gotten itself into. And there is little the average American can do about it.

  6. #6 by Blake on 02/25/2013 - 9:34

    SYNAGOGUE IF SATAN and its tentacles are everywhere. Devoid of morals and ethics are the self chosen ones

  7. #7 by amerikagulag on 02/25/2013 - 9:34

    They’ve been kicked out of dozens of countries throughout history. There MUST be a reason. Apparently they’re showing us their true colors world wide.
    The torah and the talmud are weapons of mass destruction and their adherents are enemies of humanity.

  8. #8 by Ron Bazil on 02/26/2013 - 9:34

    Boycott Hollywood movies…Bagels…. anything duals are engaged in

  9. #9 by isaac on 02/26/2013 - 9:34

    The parasites have no moral values whatsoever. All this nonsense is written in the Babylonian Talmud.

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