Sudan and Egypt implicated in human trafficking


An African asylum seeker, who entered Israel illegally via Egypt, uses handcuffs and raises up his hands painted in black and white during a protest in front of the Israeli Interior Ministry in the Mediterranean coastal city of Tel Aviv on February 11, 20

Sudan and Egypt implicated in human trafficking

JOHANNESBURG, 12 February 2014 (IRIN) - Since 2009, hundreds and possibly thousands of refugees, most of them Eritrean, have been kidnapped in eastern Sudan and sold to traffickers in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula, where they are held and tortured until their relatives can raise tens of thousands of dollars in ransom money.

According to a report released on 11 February by Human Rights Watch (HRW), security forces in Sudan and Egypt have either turned a blind eye to this violent trade in men, women ...

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