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  • Title
    THE DESERT OF THE TORTURED
  • Collection
  • Broadcast date
    14/12/2014
  • Running time
    00:14:00
  • Category
    International, Society
  • Sub-category
    Politics / geopolitics / conflict, Social phenomena
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  • Programme types
    Report, Investigation, Magazine

Summary

Investigation into human trafficking in Eritrea, on the edge of the Sinai. Forty thousand Eritreans have been kidnapped on their way to the European Eldorado and sold to traffickers who then extort fortunes from their families living in Europe.

The abductors subject their victims to atrocious abuse, including torture and rape. The first-hand accounts of traffickers, abductors, survivors and prisoners’ relatives living in Europe shed light on this horrifying practice, against which NGOs and Eritreans are waging a constant war.

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