Eritrean refugees being enslaved and abused in Sudan and Egypt

Courtesy photo by Human Rights Watch

Newscast Media BERLIN—Traffickers have kidnapped, tortured, and killed refugees,
most from Eritrea, in eastern Sudan and Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula, according to dozens
of interviewees said Human Rights Watch. Egypt and Sudan have failed to adequately
identify and prosecute the traffickers and any security officials who may have
colluded with them, breaching both countries’ obligation to prevent torture.

The 79-page report, “‘I Wanted to Lie Down and Die:’ Trafficking and Torture of
Eritreans in Sudan and Egypt,” documents how, since 2010, Egyptian traffickers have
tortured Eritreans for ransom in the Sinai Peninsula, including through rape, burning,
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