Sinai Peninsula

By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Mar 18th, 2014
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At UN, 24 Countries Seek Investigation (Geneva, March 17, 2014) – Members of the UN Human Rights Council called on Egypt and Sudan on March 14, 2014, to investigate and prosecute traffickers for kidnapping, torturing, and killing refugees in the Sinai Peninsula, Human Rights Watch said today. The 24 ...
By IndepthAfrica
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Mar 8th, 2014
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By Efrat Lachter, haaretz Deporting Eritrean refugees in Israel to Ethiopia would condemn them to a life of misery – harrowing insights from a camp in northern Ethiopia. Sixteen kilograms of wheat, a kilogram and a half of lentils, 950 grams of cooking oil, one handful of salt, one handful of s...
By IndepthAfrica
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Mar 4th, 2014
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Martin Plaut Feruz Werede, Selam Kidane and Meron Estefanos are finding ways of challenging one of the most repressive states in Africa. Eritrea – bordering on the Red Sea – is a land of extremes. The searing heat of its deserts and the harness of the mountains are softened by abundant valleys and a ...
By IndepthAfrica
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Feb 16th, 2014
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By Allyn Fisher-Ilan (Reuters) – A compound of one-storey buildings deep in the southern Israeli desert is now home to some 400 African migrants who face the prospect of being held in custody indefinitely. The detainees in what the authorities call an “open” detention centre are all...
By IndepthAfrica
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Feb 12th, 2014
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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 ...
By IndepthAfrica
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Feb 12th, 2014
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Human Rights Watch report says state authorities have either turned a blind eye or colluded with perpetrators An Eritrean man shows the wounds he says traffickers inflicted on him in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula to force him and his relatives to pay ransom for his release. Photograph: Tome Dale for HRW Hu...
By IndepthAfrica
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Jan 30th, 2014
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Selam Kidane National Slavery in the Guise of National Service is the Root Cause to the Refugee Crisis Facing Eritrea (Geneva 27-01-2014) Over the last fourteen years tens of thousands of young Eritreans have fled their country escaping the indefinite military service, where they are forced to work i...
By IndepthAfrica
In Djibouti
Jan 3rd, 2014
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Feruz Kaissy Every year around 20,000 Eritreans aged between 17 and 50 years are forced to enroll in national service to serve the country’s political regime. Citizens are required to work for unspecified periods, in slave-like conditions, or face incarceration in Eritrea’s notorious pris...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Dec 5th, 2013
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Up to 30,000 Eritreans have been abducted since 2007 and taken to Egypt’s Sinai to suffer torture and ransom demands, new research says, according to BBC News. The study, presented to the European parliament, says Eritrean and Sudanese security officers are colluding with the kidnap gangs. At l...
By IndepthAfrica
In Djibouti
Dec 5th, 2013
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Martin Plaut Senior military officers kidnap and hold to ransom youngsters, and many are sold on to human traffickers, according to report Martin Plaut Eritrean youths are being kidnapped by senior military officers, smuggled into Sudan and held to ransom, according to a report by Dutch and Swedish r...