April 14, 2014

The Slaves of Sinai

Geoffrey Clarfield, National Post

The Associated Press

Between 2009-2013, it is estimated that 25,000-30,000 people were victims of Sinai trafficking and that they and their relatives overseas have paid ransoms to their Sinai Bedouin captors of at least $622-million. Of those who were kidnapped, anywhere from 25-50% of those captured die in captivity, usually from torture. The majority of the victims are Eritreans and almost all of them are Christians.

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TAGGED: Sinai Peninsula, Sinai, Middle East, Egypt

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