Rabat - Six Moroccan women have denounced the inhumane conditions they were subjected to in a Gulf country after being victims of human trafficking.
Rabat – Six Moroccan women have denounced the inhumane conditions they were subjected to in a Gulf country after being victims of human trafficking.
The six women, whose names are not identified, were able to escape their captors and reach the Moroccan Consulate in the Golf country, which also remains unnamed, according to Moroccan daily newspaper Al Akhbar.
The Moroccan women had allegedly searched for a better life in the Gulf nation, where they had supposedly received a job offer and subsequently secured a three-month contract as domestic workers.
However, to their surprise, when they arrived in their new workplace, nothing turned out to be what they thought. The ‘woman’ with whom they negotiated their position as domestic employees reportedly lied to them and sold them like merchandise to their “jailers” who abused them physically and mentally.
What could have been a new life for these Moroccan women, quickly turned into a “living hell” becoming victims of human trafficking.
According to Al Akhabar, the women were “imprisoned, humiliated and tortured” by their attackers for over a month. They were also stripped of all forms of personal or business documents that could prove their identity and country of origin.
Deprived of contact to the outside world, these Moroccan victims were unable to denounce the abuse they were suffering until they finally escaped in search for refuge. They reached the Moroccan consulate but were unable to stay when local police arrived and took them to a shelter for domestic workers where they still remain.
At the time of writing, no further information on the victims or their attackers has been released, except that one of the women is 50 years old, reported by her own son to Al Akhabar.