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Closed Society: June 6, 2012

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An Ethiopian citizen who suffered severe sexual abuse and is in her sixth month of pregnancy has been held in the Saharonim Detention Center since November instead of being released to a shelter for victims of human trafficking, because the Ma’agan shelter in the center of the country, which gives shelter to abused women, had no vacancy.

(Hebrew - Haaretz)

Closed Society: December 30, 2011

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A woman from Bangladesh who entered Israel through the Lebanese border after having been physically and emotionally abused by her Lebanese employers was held in an Israeli prison for two months without a hearing because the Population and Immigration Authority delayed dealing with her case.  The woman was imprisoned in the Kishon Prison, a criminal detention center, and later transferred to the Givon Prison where illegal residents are held.