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Sound of Torture

Date: 18.3.15 Source: AlJazeera
Eritrean refugees, trapped and tortured in the Sinai desert, reach out to an activist radio host in Sweden.

Sinai torture industry captured in haunting new documentary

Date: 13.6.14 Source: HAARETZ, Liat Shlezinger
The power of 'Sound of Torture' stems from the disembodied-but-human voices it features of asylum seekers brutalized in camps in Sinai.

Victims of Torture and Human Trafficking

Israeli human rights groups estimate the number of trafficking victims from Sinai living in Israel to be about 4,000.

Victims of Torture and Human Trafficking

Israeli human rights organizations estimate that about 4,000 survivors of the torture camps in Sinai currently live in Israel, most of them are from Eritrea.

"I Wanted to Lie Down and Die"

Date: 11.2.14 Source: HRW
Trafficking and Torture of Eritreans in Sudan and Egypt. A report by Human Rights Watch (English)

People smugglers 'target Eritrean asylum seekers'

Date: 26.8.13 Source: SBS
An SBS investigation has found asylum-seekers from Eritrea, in the Horn of Africa, are paying people-smugglers thousands of dollars to get them to Australia

Tortured in the Sinai: 'I Was Hanged for Days'

Date: 2.8.13 Source: CBN

From the West Coast of Africa to the deserts of Sinai, Bedouin tribes are conducting a human trafficking trade on a massive scale.

It's no secret. The trade reaps millions of dollars and deals with human misery. It could be stopped but so far no one has dared.

WATCH: Eritrean refugee's shocking personal testimony

Date: 31.5.13 Source: 972MAGAZINE
Zabib Sultan, an asylum seeker from Eritrea who heads the Eritrean Women’s Community Center, shares a shocking testimony about her and other women’s experiences on their way to Israel. She gave her testimony during a meeting organized by Amnesty International and the ASSAF NGO on May 23, 2013

Amnesty Report on Sinai Torture Camps and Human Trafficking

Date: 1.4.13 Source: Amnesty International

Refugees and asylum-seekers are kidnapped, trafficked and tortured. Some of them reach Israel after succeeding in ransoming themselves or escaping. The Amnesty International report uncovers the torture trail (English)


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