Kidnapped, Tortured Eritrean Refugee Rescued

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JERUSALEM, Israel -- CBN News learned Monday an African refugee quoted in our story about Eritrean refugees tortured in the Sinai has been rescued.

According to human rights activist Meron Estefanos, an Eritrean living in Sweden working on behalf of the refugees, Segen, the 35-year-old woman CBN News interviewed for the story, was rescued, along with two others, without having to pay any ransom.

"She is now in a safe place," Estefanos wrote. "Unfortunately she lost the child."

Segen was five months pregnant when CBN News spoke with her.

The Bedouin tribes carrying out the massive human trafficking trade allow tortured prisoners to talk to their families to solicit ransoms ranging from $40,000 to $50,000, according to Shahar Shoham, director of Physicians for Human Rights.

Estefanos asked that Christians "please keep praying for the rest because "your prayers worked."

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