Rescued from Slavery: Stories of Liberation

Farrukh Saif

June 17, 2024

Rescued from Slavery: Stories of Liberation

Last Month, we rescued more than 14 families from slavery in Pakistan, and today, we are sharing the short stories of the three families, who recount their upsetting experiences of being trapped in modern-day slavery, expressing gratitude towards the Emergency Committee to Save the Persecuted and Enslaved (ECSPE) for rescuing them from their dire circumstances.

George’s Family:

George, a father of five, recounts the harsh conditions they endured while working in a kiln for an extended period. Despite being subjected to demanding labor, they received small wages, their movements were restricted, and they were completely treated as slaves. Even they were not allowed to attend the church or visit their families. George and his family are very much grateful to ECSPE for liberating them from this oppressive situation and restoring their freedom.

George Masih:

Irfan Masih’s Family:

Irfan Masih, a father of four, shares a similar plight. The kiln administration abused their labor, paying lower wages and confining their movements. Women and girls in the family were particularly vulnerable, facing disturbing circumstances. We did not only rescue them but also gave them better jobs and a new lifestyle so they could emerge as equal citizens and human beings. Now, Irfan and his family are enjoying their freedom.

Sunny Masih’s Family:

Sunny Masih’s family, including his ill father, had been trapped in the kiln for an extended period, enduring harsh treatment like slavery. Like the others, they were overworked and underpaid, with women and girls facing mistreatment. Sunny’s father suffered from kidney failure and thanked God now he is under treatment at the Kidney Center in Karachi, Pakistan. And Sunny is having a good job and he is taking care of his family.

Join Us in the Fight Against Modern-Day Slavery:

Modern-day slavery is one of the most horrific human rights violations persisting in our era. Despite the progress made in various fields, countless Christians remain trapped in a cycle of exploitation and abuse. And these people are facing not only forced labor but also religious persecution.

We, the Emergency Committee to Save the Persecuted and Enslaved (ECSPE), are at the forefront of the battle against this modern atrocity. Join us in rescuing and rehabilitating victims and restoring dignity, hope, and freedom to these Christians who have been stripped of their basic human rights.

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Farrukh Saif

Farrukh H. Saif, a courageous Christian human rights activist, established the Farrukh Saif Foundation in 2009 to confront religious discrimination, blasphemy laws, and bonded slavery in Pakistan. His dedication to liberating bonded laborers from brick kilns and advocating for blasphemy victims and asylum seekers has garnered international acclaim. Despite encountering threats and fatwas, his impactful work persists in supporting marginalized communities. In 2018, the foundation merged with The Emergency Committee to Save the Persecuted and Enslaved, enhancing its global outreach.

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