Latest modern slavery fight updates - FreedomUnited.org

Syrian Sex Slaves Rescued in Lebanon

  • Published on
    April 2, 2016
  • News Source Image
  • Category:
Hero Banner

Syrian sex slaves in Lebanon were freed by Lebanon’s security forces.  A Lebanese security source said, “This is the largest sex trafficking ring we’ve uncovered since the outbreak of the Syrian war.” There were 75 mainly Syrian women who had been raped, beaten and some even mutilated…

They also found an eight-month-old baby that belonged to one of the women who was rescued…

Police officers in the Mount Lebanon region north of Beirut “identified and arrested a group of people who made up Lebanon’s most dangerous human trafficking network”, the ISF statement said. They “rescued 75 women, most of them Syrian nationals who had been subjected to beatings and psychological and physical torture, forced to perform sexual acts and had indecent images of them taken and distributed,” it said.  Ten men and eight women guarding the apartments where the victims were kept have been arrested, the statement said.

Women have been lured into illicit sex work in Lebanon even before the war broke out in 2011.

One source said, “However, as with any war, conflict has made Syrian women and children even more vulnerable.  They pay the highest price.”

http://gulfnews.com/news/mena/lebanon/lebanon-police-rescue-75-mainly-syrian-sex-slaves-1.1702240

Subscribe

Freedom United is interested in hearing from our community and welcomes relevant, informed comments, advice, and insights that advance the conversation around our campaigns and advocacy. We value inclusivity and respect within our community. To be approved, your comments should be civil.

stop icon A few things we do not tolerate: comments that promote discrimination, prejudice, racism, or xenophobia, as well as personal attacks or profanity. We screen submissions in order to create a space where the entire Freedom United community feels safe to express and exchange thoughtful opinions.

Notify of
guest
0 Comments
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments

This week

U.N. rights chief urges end to E.U.'s support for Libyan Coast Guard

The U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights, Volker Türk, has called for an urgent review of the European Union's agreement with Libyan authorities to intercept and return migrants attempting to cross the Mediterranean Sea. Speaking at the Human Rights Council, Türk highlighted the alarming scale of “trafficking, torture, forced labor, extortion, and starvation” endured by returned migrants and asylum seekers. “It is unconscionable that people in

| Tuesday July 9, 2024

Read more