Syrian husband allows smugglers to rape his wife daily as payment for trafficking kin to Europe

Crisis in Middle East have pushed the migrants to the brink that they are taking extreme measures to find a haven in Europe. In another heart-wrenching tale depicting migrants' plight, a Syrian refugee allowed smugglers to sexually exploit his wife daily as payment for trafficking his family to Europe.

Last Updated: Jan 07, 2016, 21:42 PM IST
Syrian husband allows smugglers to rape his wife daily as payment for trafficking kin to Europe
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Berlin: Crisis in Middle East have pushed the migrants to the brink that they are taking extreme measures to find a haven in Europe. In another heart-wrenching tale depicting migrants' plight, a Syrian refugee allowed smugglers to sexually exploit his wife daily as payment for trafficking his family to Europe.

According to New York Times' report, a 30-year-old Syrian mother of four fled the war with her family early last year. When her husband ran out of money to pay their smuggler in Bulgaria, he offered his wife as payment instead. For three months, she was raped almost daily to earn her family’s onward journey.

However, instead of feeling guilty himself and with no fault of the woman, her husband soon started abusing her.

The woman now has asylum and lives in Berlin with her children. Her husband, who lives elsewhere in Germany but has stalked her on the street in Berlin at least once, is under a restraining order. But she remains too terrified to provide even her first name, for fear of being killed by him or another relative over the perception that she brought “dishonor” to the family, NYT report said.

As per an activist, the woman now displays all the symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder, including flashbacks, insomnia and trouble concentrating.