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Italian Police Arrest Eritrean People Trafficking Ring

Alleged human traffickers who had arranged more than 20 boat trips from north Africa to Europe picked up in sting operation in Italy and Germany
Alleged human traffickers who had arranged more than 20 boat trips from north Africa to Europe picked up in sting operation in Italy and Germany. Hell will freeze over if their arrest doesn’t lead, one way or another, to EYSC, Abba Mussie Zerai, Alganesh Ghandi, Meron Estefanos and Elsa Chyrum network.

By The Guardian,

TEN suspected migrant smugglers were arrested on Wednesday in Italy and Germany, including the alleged ringleader behind a treacherous journey that killed an estimated 244 people off the coast of Libya in June.

The alleged human traffickers, who were picked up in an operation called Tokhla, were all Eritrean. They were charged with conspiracy and aiding illegal immigration. An 11th Eritrean was arrested for harbouring the migrants. Continue reading Italian Police Arrest Eritrean People Trafficking Ring

Libya has Become a Deadly Door to Europe

Lawlessness makes it the most popular point of departure for the dangerous crossing to Europe.

On their quest to a dream life in Europe, migrants in Libya face ordeals at sea and in prison.

By GlobalPost,

A GROUP of Eritreans was about to board smugglers’ boats to Europe when a Libyan coast guard unit tried to stop them. Shots were fired and the group was split. Some made it on the boats, others were arrested and two women and a newborn were later found dead on the beach.  Continue reading Libya has Become a Deadly Door to Europe

Sudan: Parliament Discuss Draft Bill on Death Penalty for Human Traffickers

Sudanese MPs, besides urging regional coordination, called for ratification of the Trafficking Combating Act in order to curb crimes committed by human traffickers in the country

By Sudan Tribune,

The Sudanese parliament has discussed on Wednesday the draft law on combating human trafficking and called for carrying out deterrent penalties including capital punishment and life imprisonment against those involved in those crimes.

The new bill demanded the state to secure 16 rights for the victim even if the crime was committed with his consent. Continue reading Sudan: Parliament Discuss Draft Bill on Death Penalty for Human Traffickers

Sudan Unveils Plans for illegal Immigration Crackdown

Controlling illegal immigrants means controlling human trafficking

By Sudan Tribune,

The Sudanese interior ministry has announced its determination to deport all undocumented foreign nationals and called upon foreign citizens to legalize their status in the country before the deadline stated by the authorities.

The state’s minister at the interior ministry, Babiker Ahmed Digna, has disclosed to the pro-government Sudan Media Center (SMC) website, that foreign embassies in Khartoum were being contacted to legalize the status of their subjects, affirming the government’s seriousness to regulate foreign presence in Sudan.  Continue reading Sudan Unveils Plans for illegal Immigration Crackdown

The 2013 Human Trafficking in Persons Report – Eritrea

The 2013 Trafficking in Persons Report on Eritrea

By State Department,

The U.S. State Department has released the 2013 Trafficking in Persons Report yesterday (19).

During the release, Secretary John Kerry said, “When we help countries to prosecute traffickers, we are strengthening the rule of law. When we bring victims out of exploitation, we are helping to create more stable and productive communities. When we stop this crime from happening in the first place, we are preventing the abuse of those who are victimized as well as the ripple effect that caused damage throughout communities into our broader environment and which corrupt our global supply chains. We all have an interest in stopping this crime.”  Continue reading The 2013 Human Trafficking in Persons Report – Eritrea

Human Trafficking and the Human Rights Agenda Against Eritrea

The next agenda to attacke Eritrea: Promote youth migration, politicizing it, and then calling it regime sponsored “human trafficking?”

By Red Sea Fisher,

On March 1, 2013, Joel Millman of the Wall Street Journal published a piece entitled “Ruthless Kidnapping Rings Reach From Desert Sands to U.S. Cities.”

The article chronicles the touching personal accounts of Eritrean refugees being kidnapped and taken for ransom in Egypt’s Sinai desert. As disheartening as this piece may be to even the most apathetic observers, Eritreans are growing increasingly aware of the fact that similar articles highlighting the trafficking of Eritreans are becoming a regular occurrence. Continue reading Human Trafficking and the Human Rights Agenda Against Eritrea