Skip to comments.Ethiopian migrants tell of torture and rape in Yemen
Posted on 07/20/2013 8:19:34 AM PDT by george76
Efta is just 17 but has experienced shocking brutality.
The Ethiopian teenager survived a treacherous boat journey being smuggled across the Red Sea.
But on reaching Yemen, she was kidnapped and driven at gunpoint to a mud brick house.
She said: "They tortured other girls in front of me. They beat us and they raped us at gunpoint. I was terrified."
She is one of 80,000 Ethiopian migrants who undertake this dangerous journey every year.
They hope they will find work in the wealthy Gulf state of Saudi Arabia and be able to send money home.
But they risk being exploited by criminal gangs and the Yemeni military in the 500 km (310 miles) trek across Yemen to the Saudi border.
'Raped and burned'
Efta was held at what is known as a "torture camp" for three months.
She was too ashamed to ask her parents for money to set her free so she was raped every day.
Once it became clear that no ransom was going to be paid and after Efta fell ill, she was thrown out on the street.
For centuries, Haradh has thrived on gun-running and drug-smuggling. Now, the commodity is people.
The Medecins Sans Frontieres charity says there are an estimated 200 "torture camps" in this area alone.
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I believe the Ethiopian migrants are Christians.
Ethiopia is about 1/3 Moslem, about 2/3 Christian (various denominations), so it could be either.
Ethiopians are civilized, kind people. They should not go anywhere near barbaric, subhuman uncivilized savages.
Efta was held at what is known as a “torture camp” for three months.
BJ Klinton is asking his travel agent to book his next vacation there.
I thought the "lost tribe of Abraham" (Jewish) was somewhere in Ethiopia.
Cynical-me says that this (consider the source - the commie BBC) is just a pity-ploy to get Euro countries to accept any and all who flood in from south of the mediterranean.