In Spain, a man was caught who held his daughters and nieces for eight years
The Spanish national police have detained a native of Yemen, who kept his daughters and nieces locked up for eight years, the department said.
He left his country in 2014, taking with him two daughters and two nieces, without any permission from the latter’s mother, his sister. Since then, they have lived in Malaysia, South Korea, Indonesia, Ecuador, Colombia, Turkey.
As a result, the family moved to Spanish Murcia in March 2020. One of the daughters and one niece are minors, the police said.
Last September, a representative of a nongovernmental organization that helps people in difficult life situations turned to the police with a complaint that four girls in one of the families they are helping live “in complete subordination of a man.”
During the investigation, it turned out that the girls communicated only with representatives of a non-governmental organization and always in the presence of a relative.
When asked where the mothers were, he gave different answers.
When inspecting the apartment, it turned out that the food was in the man’s room, who distributed it at his own discretion.
All the girls were extremely thin.
In addition, the suspect got rid of the TV, radio and other electronics.
During the search, cash was found (5 thousand euros and 2.5 thousand US dollars), the conditions in the apartment were extremely bad – the windows were sealed, and the mattresses were in poor sanitary condition.
The Spanish authorities contacted the mother of the nieces, who said she had not known about them for the past eight years.