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'It Was As if We Weren’t Human.' Inside the Modern Slave Trade Trapping African Migrants
Sexual Violence by Armed Groups in the Central African Republic | HRW
A fake passport may have been used to bring a West African teenager to Sydney where she was allegedly held in captivity and used as sex slave, police say. As part of the joint investigation, the Australian Federal Police AFP and the NSW police have appealed to the public for help as they try to track down a man who allegedly flew the year old girl from Guinea to Sydney in early April, on the promise she would work as a cleaner. The investigation had already come up against a number of barriers which meant crucial details, including the passport information, had yet to be confirmed, police said. Police understand the girl was held inside a room of the house where she was brought to and then sexually assaulted by several men.
History of sexual slavery in the United States
B y the time his Libyan captors branded his face, Sunday Iabarot had already run away twice and had been sold three times. The gnarled scar that covers most of the left side of his face appears to show a crude number 3. His jailer carved it into his cheek with a fire-heated knife, cutting and cauterizing at the same time. The journey of more than 2, miles would take him across the trackless desert plains of Niger and through the lawless tribal lands of southern Libya before depositing him at the southern shore of the Mediterranean Sea. He never made it.
He claimed bondwomen did "little hard work" and were "protected from the despotism of their husbands by their masters. Marrying is the amusement of their life. Since associations were made between promiscuity and reproduction, the desired increase of the slave population seemed to be evidence of the bondwoman's passion. A slaveowner in northern Mississippi told Fredrick Law Olmsted that slaves "breed faster than white folks, a 'mazin' sight, you know; they begin younger," and, he added, "they don't very often wait to be married. In her remarkable autobiography, Linda Brent, a mulatto female slave, noted, "Slavery is terrible for men; but it is far more terrible for women.