An Eritrean woman stands with her daughter outside an apartment which is home to African migrants after unknown attackers set it ablaze overnight in Jerusalem on July 4, 2012. (AFP PHOTO/GALI TIBBON)
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Egyptian and Sudanese security officers have colluded with traffickers accused of holding Eritrean migrants for ransom and torturing them, Human Rights Watch said Tuesday.Human Rights Watch said it had recorded 29 incidents dating back to 2010 in which victims accused Sudanese and Egyptian security officers of facilitating traffickers' abuses rather than rescuing victims.Human Rights Watch said it had also spoken to two traffickers, one of whom admitted he tortured dozens of people.Eritreans told the rights group that Sudanese police in the remote eastern town of Kassala intercepted them near the border, arbitrarily detained them, and handed them over to traffickers, including at police stations.Some of the victims also said they had seen Egyptian security officers colluding with traffickers at checkpoints, at the heavily-guarded Suez Canal and even in traffickers' houses.
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