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Traffickers Force Smuggled Refugees to Rape Each Other in Sinai

Eritreans protest abuse in Sinai

Eritrean refugees protest in front of the US embassy in Tel Aviv, Israel (25 Nov 2011) demanding protection of human rights on way to Israel via Sinai desert, Egypt. Photo by: Oren Ziv/ (used with permission)

About 30,000 people have been trafficked to Sinai, Egypt, over the last five years. Cairo-based journalist Bel Trew tweets from a Press conference on the matter, to shed light on “a hugely under-reported issue.”

She tweets:

Bel Trew explains:

And then provides staggering figures:

Out of those people trafficked, 95 per cent are from Eritria:

In a series of tweets, Trew provides a horrific insight to what those trafficked go through:

She provides a chilling testimony of one refugee:

And this is not all. Trew adds:

Further reading:

Jadaliyya: Human Trafficking in the Sinai: Refugees Between Life and Death

Spiegel Online: Imprisoned, Tortured, Killed: Human Trafficking Thrives on Sinai Peninsula

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