A Passion For Freedom
The following is a story I found on another page which touched my heart:
Dut Ngor Dhel
Dut Ngor DhelDut Ngor Dhel (male, 15 years old)
Muslim name: Hassan
Year of Capture: Unknown
Liberated: May 2009
I know I’m from Nyamllel, but I can’t remember anything about that place. In the north, I had to stay with a man named Musa.
I hurt my leg when I lost three cows. Musa pointed his gun at me and threatened to kill me. I was afraid he would shoot me, so I ran away, fell down and cut my leg.
Musa often threatened to kill me. He would tell me, “I’ll kill you like those I’ve killed before.” I was terrified. I heard from other slaves that he had killed other people, and I knew he killed my uncle.
My uncle was also his slave. His name was Garang Dhok. We were traveling deep in the forest, near the River Kiir [Bahr El Arab]. One of the donkeys had gone missing. Musa told me to go and find it. I said I didn’t know the forest and couldn’t find my way. Musa was angry and beat me. My uncle was there. He tried to protect me and pushed Musa down. So Musa picked up his gun and shot my uncle dead.
This story, like many others posted on http://csi-usa.tumblr.com/ tell two stories, each equally touching in very different ways:
1. Human Trafficking/Slavery is very real, alive, modern, and a threat to humanity. No one is safe from it.
2. There is hope, there is escape, there is freedom, there is peace, there is a way out, there is light at the end of the tunnel, there is care, there is love, there are more who seek you out, there are organizations around the world looking for YOU.
If you are a victim of human trafficking we encourage you to do the following:
-NEVER EVER GIVE UP!
-Never lose hope
-Never give in
-Always seek a way out
I will quote from the Code of Conduct for a military member who is captured by the enemy:
Code of conduct
SERE training is intended, above all, to provide students with the skills needed to live up to the US military code of conduct when in uncertain or hostile environments. It is:
- I am an American, fighting in the forces which guard my country and our way of life. I am prepared to give my life in their defense.
- I will never surrender of my own free will. If in command, I will never surrender the members of my command while they still have the means to resist.
- If I am captured, I will continue to resist by all means available. I will make every effort to escape and to aid others to escape. I will accept neither parole nor special favors from the enemy.
- If I become a prisoner of war, I will keep faith with my fellow prisoners. I will give no information nor take part in any action which might be harmful to my comrades. If I am senior I will take command. If not, I will obey the lawful orders of those appointed over me and will back them up in every way.
- When questioned, should I become a prisoner of war, I am required to give name, rank, service number, and date of birth. I will evade answering further questions to the utmost of my ability, I will make no oral or written statements disloyal to my country and its allies or harmful to their cause.
- I will never forget that I am an American, fighting for freedom, responsible for my actions, and dedicated to the principles which made my country free. I will trust in my God and in the United States of America.
Whether you American, or military for that matter, does not matter The fact is, you are imprisoned in inhumane circumestances. Never ever lose hope. We have a passion for freedom, and we will find you.