The strange link between Eritrean authoritarianism and human trafficking in the Sinai

Thousands of people leave Eritrea every month, desperate to escape that country’s oppressive regime. But braving trigger-happy border guards is just the first hurdle. Incredibly vulnerable, Eritrean refugees are prime targets for trafficking and extortion rings, a lucrative sideline that helps fuel organised crime and political instability as far away as Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula. By SIMON ALLISON for ISS TODAY.