5 Nigerian Women Who Were Turned Into S*x Slaves In Lybia Finally Regain Freedom -Details

Published 2 years ago by: onuigbo felicia
at 11:49 AM, 6/04/2017 (2 years ago)

(7442 | Gistmaniac) (f)


Five Nigerians were among the 35 women captured by the Islamic State fighters in Sirte, Libya and turned into sex slaves for months.
The Nigerians, including two children and 28 Eritreans, were recovered by Libyan forces last December and then made to face another spell of detention in a Misrata prison.
They have now been released by the Libyan authorities. Reuters said the group escaped from Sirte, a former Islamic State stronghold in central Libya, while forces from the nearby city of Misrata battled to oust the militants late last year.
Some of the women were on their way to Europe when Islamic State fighters kidnapped and held them as s*x slaves. After they escaped from Sirte, they were investigated for possible ties to the group and held for several months in a Misrata prison. Reuters has documented how Islamic State used enslaved refugee women to reward its fighters in Libya.
In stories published last year, the women recounted how the group forced them to convert to Islam and sold them as sex slaves.
In November, a Reuters reporter visited some of the captives at a military post in Misrata.
Their new captors, the women said then, starved and humiliated them. At least one woman, a 16-year-old, was pregnant and in need of urgent care. The Libyan attorney-general’s office announced that it had cleared the women of any wrongdoing in mid-February, but their release was delayed for several more weeks, with no explanation.
On Wednesday, they were received by staff from the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) and the Libyan Red Crescent, before being taken to a shelter for medical checks.
“I’m very happy, I can’t describe how I feel, but I am very happy, I can start a new life and see my family again,” one 14-year-old Eritrean girl told Reuters before leaving the prison with the rest of the group on a Red Crescent bus.
A UNHCR official said the entire group had scabies, but otherwise appeared to be in reasonable physical condition. The agency expects to resettle the Eritreans as refugees.
“We will send them to a safe house where they can be treated if they need medical treatment, and receive assistance from us, and be protected,” said Samer Haddadin, head of the UNHCR’s Libya mission.
“At the same time we will be processing them for refugee status determination … and we are doing this to make sure we can find a resettlement country for those who meet the resettlement criteria.”
The Nigerians, five women and two children, will be able to apply for asylum or be offered repatriation.
Dozens of women and children who escaped from Sirte or were picked up there by Libyan forces are still being held in Misrata.
They include Libyans, Tunisians, and nationals from several sub-Saharan African countries.
A group of Filipino nurses were freed in February.
Islamic State took control of Sirte in early 2015, turning the coastal city into its most important base outside Syria and Iraq and stationing hundreds of foreign fighters there.
It took Misrata-led forces almost seven months to recapture the city.

Problem with this article? Please contact us


Mykie010 at 12:25 PM, 6/04/2017 (2 years ago)
(6624 | Gistmaniac) (m)

Make una avoid that lybia route pls,I don't know why una no dey hear, word.
Reply
Larry28 at 12:28 PM, 6/04/2017 (2 years ago)
(16510 | Hero) (f)

 Roll Eyes Roll Eyes
Reply
beneno at 12:37 PM, 6/04/2017 (2 years ago)
(26050 | Addicted Hero) (m)

ISLAM again . Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes
Reply
gogoman at 12:38 PM, 6/04/2017 (2 years ago)
(31866 | Addicted Hero) (m)

lies
Reply
schmit at 12:56 PM, 6/04/2017 (2 years ago)
(11828 | Hero) (f)

Thank God
Reply
chukkychukky at 01:31 PM, 6/04/2017 (2 years ago)
(7030 | Gistmaniac) (m)

dem no pass edo girls

Reply
deboalabi262 at 02:21 PM, 6/04/2017 (2 years ago)
(13216 | Hero) (m)

Congrats... Cool Cool Cool

Reply
morgan1 at 02:32 PM, 6/04/2017 (2 years ago)
(10680 | Hero) (m)

Na wa ooo,,,,
Reply
Buncho at 05:05 PM, 6/04/2017 (2 years ago)
(945 | Upcoming) (m)

ok
 Noted jooo oooo
Reply
BournIdentity at 05:41 AM, 8/04/2017 (2 years ago)
(46268 | Addicted Hero) (m)

Roll Eyes .,,,,                                                                          
Reply

LATEST COMMENTS

  1. kacylee on: Popular Comedian, Ijebu Welcomes a Baby Girl With Wife
    graet!!!... 8 mins ago
  2. kacylee on: BBNaija 2019: Mercy Raises Her Ankara Crop Top To Flaunt Her Black Pant On Dance Floor (Photo)
    always looking for attention... 9 mins ago
  3. kacylee on: Wizkid’s First Babymama, Shola Ogudu Spotted Twerking In A Club (Video)
    thats a welcome call to Starboy... 9 mins ago
  4. kacylee on: Toyin Abraham Shares Intimate Baby Photos With Her Husband Kolawole Ajeyemi
    wow!! na these two and their third member dey reign now oo... 10 mins ago
  5. Slimchery on: Meet "The Critics", The Young Nigerian Filmmakers Who Shoot Sci-fi Movies With Smartphones -PICS
    Lots of great talent in Nigeria but bad and useless government is killing great talent bcus of their... 1 hr ago