felt very sick we all who were chained together (4) had to go to the toilet to do thediarrhea. They beat you so bad in a very bad place, even if you fall on a dead body they beat you more and more they do not care. There were old people and young people. Iheard children, but I never saw them. For eight months I was not allowed to shower.How could I take shower, we did not even have enough to dip our fingers. We were not blindfolded for eight months in a row, as soon as they moved we opened the blindfold.We were at least 29 persons in the underground house. Sometimes there were more,depending on those who paid and those who did not. We were changed from place to place. We did not stay in one house. There is no one that stayed with me for eightmonths, there were people who remained behind, but they are not the one who enteredthe Sinai with me. The name of the trafficker is Abu Mussa. Frequently they changedthe name. We were very weak, we were chained at any time. I cannot sleep, I live infrustration, everything comes back to my mind, my body is weak, I am in pain. I feelfor those who are left behind in the Sinai and also my parents who did a lot and I cannot pay them back. In Israel I cannot work and I am dependent on others. My family soldwhatever they had and relatives abroad collected money, I had to wait for that money.
Testimony # 933. Female, age 21, from Eritrea, arrived to Israel in January 2012, was held in Sinai for 153 days, paid $ 40.000 to the smugglers for her release:
I was sold to a trafficker called Abu Abdalla, after I already paid 15.000 Dollar toanother trafficker. I was beaten, chained and blindfolded and the traffickers didn't allowus to sit, to lie down or to sleep. We had to stand all the time. I was hanged from theceiling to threaten to kill me and you can still see the scar on my neck. Also, I receivedelectrical shocks; a scar remained on the other side of my neck. The traffickers obligedus to smoke Hashish. They did this only to the girls. When I took the drug I fainted andI didn't realize what happened around me. Everything became black. Once, they forcedus to take the drugs three days in a row, afterwards it was only every now and then. Iwas scared that I was sexually abused while I was unconscious but I did tests when Iarrived in Israel and it seems ok. In my group there were nine girls with me. All of uswere beaten. While my group was crossing to Israel, there was shooting at the border and two girls of the group were caught by the Egyptians. I don't know what happened toone of them, she disappeared. The other one went back to Eritrea. Three girls of thegroup are still with the traffickers. I heard that they were sold again. Only two other girls of my group managed to enter Israel.