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Egypt/Sudan: Refugees face kidnapping for ransom, brutal treatment and human trafficking

, Index number: AFR 04/001/2013

Amnesty International is greatly concerned for the safety and security of refugees and asylum-seekers held captive in the Sinai Peninsula in Egypt, after being kidnapped in and around the Shagarab refugee camps in eastern Sudan. In Sinai they are subjected to brutal violence and inhuman treatment during attempts to extract ransom payments from their families. This briefing does not cover all aspects of this highly complex situation, but lays out some of the central human rights concerns.

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