BrazilGovernment in Yanomami since JanuarynativeTerritorial “Operation Liberation”, Roraima FederationPoliceOn the 14th, a 15-year-old girl working as a cook in an illegal mining area was rescued from a boat during a night patrol in the riverine area of this tribal area, and forced into prostitution.
The United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) has repeatedly warned the Brazilian government that the Yanomami indigenous region, Brazil’s largest indigenous region, is facing a serious humanitarian crisis. Images of emaciated Yanomami tribal people shocked the international community.
Brazilian media reported that on February 12 the mother of the rescued girl mentioned above informed Interpol of Roraima State (Roraima) that someone was missing from the house.
The rescued girl told police that netizens she met on social media offered her a job as a chef in an illegal mining area in the Yanomami indigenous territory, and earned her a monthly income of 5,800 Brazilian dollars (about NT$33,786). was promised.
The girl was enticed by a higher salary and agreed immediately, and was picked up the next day by a limousine and flown to her destination in a small plane. Unexpectedly, she was forced into prostitution as soon as she got there, And he had to pick up a maximum of 16 guests a night.
The swindler group forced the girl to pick up guests at the dance hall in the mining area every night, and threatened to kill her if she did not go, and even her family would suffer.
Franco Rocha, a member of the Juvenile Guardianship Committee, which assisted the federal police in handling the case, said the girl had lived in the mining area for more than a month. In addition to the violence suffered by the girl, federal police are also investigating involvement in the trafficking of women and girls in the mining region of Roraima. Criminal organization of prostitution.
According to the girl’s statement, when she reached the mining area, she also saw several other girls of her age who were taken to the ballroom in turn. In addition to receiving constant death threats, the girls are only paid a small fee after taking in all the guests.
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