5 de julho de 2013

idi euaThe significant majority of the victims are Eritrean refugees and asylum-seekers, who make up the vast majority of the population of the Shagarab camps. A number of Ethiopian refugees, asylum-seekers and migrants are also among the victims

 

Egypt/Sudan – Refugees and Asylum-Seekers Face Brutal Treatment, Kidnapping for Ransom, and Human Trafficking – Amnesty International

The significant majority of the victims are Eritrean refugees and asylum-seekers, who make up the vast majority of the population of the Shagarab camps. A number of Ethiopian refugees, asylum-seekers and migrants are also among the victims. Reports suggest that a small number of Sudanese have also been affected.

The kidnappings are reportedly carried out by criminal networks made up of local tribesmen, often with the help of Eritrean individuals and the complicity or involvement of members of the Sudanese security services. There are also allegations of the involvement of Eritrean officials in trafficking people from Eritrea to Sudan and Egypt.

This briefing does not cover all aspects of this highly complex situation, but lays out some of the central human rights concerns pertaining to the severe abuses faced by refugees and asylum-seekers occurring in Sudan and Egypt, and includes recommendations on vital, urgent efforts that must be made to bring an end to these crimes.

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