DOJ says Iranian beauty queen barred from entering PH


Department of Justice said INTERPOL issued a red notice to an Iranian beauty queen over assault charges, prohibiting her from entering the Philippines.

Justice Undersecretary Markk Perete said a fellow Iranian filed an assault case against Bahareh Zare Bahari. The two allegedly had an altercation that happened here in the Philippines.


The International Police or INTERPOL issues a red notice “for fugitives wanted either for prosecution or to serve a sentence.” The notice informs law enforcement agencies to locate and provisionally arrest such persons.

“While the exclusionary proceedings against her have been terminated, Bahareh remains in Bureau of Immigration’s custody and could not be sent back to Iran as she has filed an application for asylum. Such application, [the] Department of Justice shall resolve in due time,” Perete said in an interview.

The 21-year-old Iranian beauty queen competed in Miss International 2018 in Manila. She was a dentistry student and advocate of freedom, peace, and love. She was also a black-belter in Jujitsu and an expert in Kung-fu Toa, an Iranian kungfu style.


Iranian national went berserk in NAIA

Last week, airport authorities arrested an Iranian national who went berserk in Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 3, Pasay City.

According to the Bureau of Immigration (BI) spokesperson Dana Sandoval, the foreigner went to the airport to talk to his fellow female Iranian national who was held at NAIA due to the red alert notice of the International Criminal Police Organization (Interpol).

The 31-year-old Iranian woman arrived at NAIA Terminal 3 past 1 pm on a Cebu Pacific flight from Dubai.

The Iranian man went berserk after the airport security did not allow him to go to the Iranian woman.

Authorities also seized a small canister labeled “flash bang,” which was later learned to be a cigarette lighter.

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