Women Rescued From Decades of Slavery in London Home

Three traumatized victims were rescued after being held captive for 30 years

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Three women were rescued from a house in south London on Thursday morning, and police said they had been enslaved and held captive there for 30 years.

Two suspects, a man and a woman, both 67, were arrested in the investigation, the Guardian reports.

The victims — a 69-year-old Malaysian woman, a 57-year-old Irish woman, and a 30-year-old British woman — are suspected to have suffered physical and psychological abuse and lived in fear of the suspects. A television documentary on forced marriage prompted one of the victims to call for help, a detective said.

[The Guardian]

13 comments
Ocsicnarf
Ocsicnarf

How could they hide for so long? Well they did it and there are more cases. Horrifying crime having someone else slaved and abused for years.

goerizal
goerizal

how did these folks make a living?

SteveRedmond
SteveRedmond

The penalty for this heinous crime should be life in prison without possible parole in those countries that don't have capital punishment. In those that do the victims should get to help execute their enslavers. Human trafficking needs to become a capital crime and her is an area where returning special forces can play an important role in civilian life when they are organized to find and hunt down slavers. They can be awarded points for creativity in bringing death to these miscreants and each year a star hunter should named and feted throughout the world as a champion of freedom. This scourge of last vestiges of slavery needs to be put to an end in a way that drives fear into the hearts of enslavers.

donford11@juno.com
donford11@juno.com

What the hell is this BS. The headline says slavery and the reason they were rescued was because on of the supposed victims called police after watching a documentary about forced marriage.

Isn't accuracy a basic tenet of journalism or is sensationalism all that matters.

I don't have any idea of the actual facts after reading this and the situation may well be one that was illegal and or immoral but for gods sake tell the truth.

raoullux
raoullux

@SteveRedmond : executing them will free them. Keeping them in prison for many many years is far more painful. Remember that rapists and child molesters are not appreciated in prison. So they will have to be kept appart, with no contact to the other inmates, just alone. That drives some crazy.

donford11@juno.com
donford11@juno.com

@1dog2dogs3dogs @donford11@juno.com 

And you got that from that  that comprehensive article?? There is not enough information in that article to come to a reasonable conclusion. The article does imply that the issue was forced marriage which implies a whole lot more than the slavery allegation.

Are you judge and jury and I guess that the police are always right.

As for me give me some facts and a real attempt at journalism and I will make an Informed decision.

The "Time " brand used to mean real journalism not this half baked drivel.

wandmdave
wandmdave

@donford11@juno.com @1dog2dogs3dogs It still does if you purchase the magazine instead of reading what is essentially the online TIME blog.  I agree with your criticism but you get what you pay for.