Thursday, November 24, 2005

I Abolish...

On November 6, a 14-year-old girl named Khadama was rescued from slavery in the African country of Mauritania. But less than 12 hours after she reported her physical abuse to authorities, police returned her to her owner, who wasn't even questioned.

To make matters worse, Khadama's 12-year old niece M'barka was arrested and imprisioned by the Mauritanian police. M'barka, also held as a slave and impregnated after being raped by her slave holder's nephew, is being held for "sexual misconduct," while the nephew is free to go without questioning.

I Abolish - The Anti-Slavery Portal