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By Donald Lambro
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Topic - Yonas Habte
Egypt's lawless Sinai Peninsula is a living hell for thousands of refugees from sub-Saharan Africa who are being kidnapped and tortured by a network of rapacious human traffickers.
"They forced us to behave like animals," Mr. Habte said in a phone interview from Cairo, where he was released in May after his sister in Australia paid a $40,000 ransom.
"We have an idea about hell from the Bible," said Yonas Habte, a 32-year-old Eritrean Pentecostal Christian who was trapped by the traffickers. "In Sinai, I saw hell."