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Suicide or murder? I wonder how many more girls have run away from these arab countries and are being housed in the west? This reminds me of a lot of apneean in the 80s, who would run away from home because of 'family problems' and then be housed with other similar girls by social services. Word would quickly spread about the girls and their location (usually through minicab drivers) and gangs of men would target them for sex.   

 

Haunting pictures emerge of Saudi sisters, 23 and 24, whose bodies were found decomposing in a Sydney unit - as the mystery deepens

  • Two sisters found dead in Canterbury unit in Sydney's south-west on June 7 
  • Their names are Asra Abdullah Alsehli, 24, and Amaal Abdullah Alsehli, 23
  • Detectives have yet to determine a cause of death, but they likely died in May
  • It is understood they fled Saudi Arabia in 2017 to seek safe shelter in Australia
  • Do you know more? Email tips@dailymail.com

 

The first pictures have been released of the two Saudi sisters who were found dead in Sydney's south-west in 'suspicious' circumstances - as cops plead for assistance in solving the mystery.

The bodies of Asra Abdullah Alsehli, 24, and Amaal Abdullah Alsehli, 23, were found in their first-floor unit in Canterbury, in Sydney's south-west, on June 7.

Detective Claudia Allcroft said on Wednesday that investigators believe the women died in early May - a month before their decomposing remains were uncovered by officers conducting a welfare check.

'Detectives are interested in speaking with anyone who may have seen or who may have information about the women's movements in the days and weeks prior to their deaths,' she said.

Police are yet to determine a cause of death.

They are also unable to say what the women did for work, despite both women having their own Australian Business Names. 

 

Pictured: Amaal Abdullah Alsehli, 23. Her body was found on June 7 in a Canterbury apartment

Pictured: Asra Abdullah Alsehli, 24. She and her sister were found dead in Sydney's south-west under 'suspicious' circumstances

Pictured: Asra Abdullah Alsehli, 24. She and her sister were found dead in Sydney's south-west under 'suspicious' circumstances

 

 

'We hope that someone may be able to assist our investigators - either through sightings, or those who knew the sisters and may have some information on their movements prior to their death,' Detective Allcroft said.

She added that the manager of their apartment building contacted police in mid-March.

'I believe there was food that had been left out in the common areas, and he contacted police as he was concerned for their welfare,' she said.

Attending officers said the women 'appeared fine' and there was no further action required. 

The family are assisting police with their inquiries. 

Amaal and Asra were discovered in separate beds of their first-floor Canterbury unit on June 7 after they failed to pay rent for four weeks, and mail was piling up outside their door.

During the initial investigation, police said their bodies had been there for 'some time', had no obvious signs of injury, and there were no signs of forced entry.

Daily Mail Australia understands the siblings fled Saudi Arabia without their family in 2017 when they were 18 and 19.

They were engaged with a refugee service five years, which helps foreign nationals escaping persecution and seeking asylum.

The sisters were not in regular contact with their relatives back home, sources previously told Daily Mail Australia.

Asra took an AVO against a 28-year-old man in late-2018, but it was later withdrawn and dismissed in January the following year.

In another court matter, the owner of their Canterbury unit filed a civil case against Asra on May 13 this year. 

Landlords can issue tenants with legal warning notices via the civil court for overdue rent before taking further action to have them removed from the property. 

That action was taken four weeks after sheriff's officers went to the apartment to serve the women with an eviction notice - alongside police - and the grisly discovery was made. 

It is unclear what attempts were made by real estate company, Property Investors Alliance (PIA), which was managing the lease, to contact Asra during the weeks before the sisters were found.

PIA refused numerous requests for comment by Daily Mail Australia.

Despite their traumatic past, locals said the women were cheerful towards neighbours.

Staff at a nearby service station said the women started visiting in 2020, just before the Covid pandemic, and were regulars until May when they stopped passing by. 

They described the pair - one brunette and the other dyed blonde - as 'quiet' but 'very friendly', and said they would only respond to questions. 

One female attendant said the sisters would visit the store to pick up drinks during the day, but only appeared to fill up their black BMW coupe with petrol at night. 

'One girl would come in to buy iced coffee and sometimes V [energy drink]. ' Sometimes two or three times a day,' one female attendant said.

'I never served her sister but I would see them walking up the street together. When I found out what happened to them, I was very shocked and confused.

The Department of Home Affairs would not confirm if the women were seeking asylum in Australia. 

'The department does not comment on individual cases,' a spokesman said. 

Daily Mail Australia also contacted the Consulate General of Saudi Arabia for comment.

In 2019, a Four Corners report found around 80 Saudi Arabian women had tried to seek asylum in Australia in recent years. 

The investigation found the many of them were fleeing Saudi Arabia's male guardianship laws, which allow their husbands, fathers, brothers, uncles and sons to control their lives.

The sisters' reasons for leaving their homeland remains unclear and Daily Mail Australia does not suggest it was due to guardianship laws.  

The latest revelations come after Daily Mail Australia revealed there were two prior welfare checks, one done by police, on the women in the months leading up to their discovery.

In one of the checks the women, the pair were described as 'timid' and refused to let anyone enter the apartment.

But after protests from a concerned party, the sisters eventually allowed the check to occur, but spent it huddled together in the far corner of the unit. 

One sat down while the other cowered behind her as they answered simple questions about their wellbeing. 

'They were standoffish and didn't really want to talk,' a source said. 

'Something felt off, but they said they were ok. What more could anyone do?' 

In a separate incident months earlier, the sisters' black car - which was towed away from their apartment last week - was keyed.

Anyone who may have information that could assist detectives is urged to contact Burwood Police Station or Crime Stoppers. 

 

TIMELINE 

2017: It is understood Asra Abdullah Alsehli, 24, and Amaal Abdullah Alsehli, 23, fled Saudi Arabia to seek safe shelter in Australia.

Began communications with a refugee agency which helps people escaping persecution. 

2019: Asra took an AVO out against a man, but it was later dismissed.

2020: They frequently visited a service station around their flat, with locals describing them as 'friendly'.

2022: Police conducted two welfare checks early in the year.

In one of the checks, the pair were described as 'timid' and refused to let anyone enter the apartment.

They eventually allowed officers to enter, but stayed huddled together in the far corner of the unit.

May, 2022: The owner of their Canterbury unit filed a civil case against Asra on May 13.

That action was taken four weeks after sheriff's officers went to the apartment to serve the women with an eviction notice.

June 7, 2022: Officers conducting a welfare check made the grisly discovery. 

There was no sign of forced entry. 

Police believe the sisters died in May, but have not been able to determine a cause of death.

 

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Anyone wondering what's actually going on in Ukraine and Russia that the TV and news will die before telling you, here's a summary: The USA caused a coup (like the bhainchods always do) in Ukrain

^^^ Persian sherni. Vah! They say revenge is a dish served cold, but this was proper frozen.

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China- Taiwan issue, Ukraine-Russia war, Israel bombing Gaza.... Will there be a world war by the end of this decade?

I think so. Might come up sooner than people think too. 

 

We have to be careful of characteristic stupidity from juts in our panth too. Simranjeet Singh Mann has proven this with recent statements. 

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No education, rarely stepped out of house: Afghan Sikh woman recounts life under Taliban rule

“We used to think 10 times before stepping out of our houses.”

Manpreet Kaur, a mother of two, rarely stepped out of her house following the swift Taliban takeover of Afghanistan last year and her children barely had any idea of the world outside.

Their grim existence of nearly a year changed on August 3, when they arrived in India as part of a group of 28 Afghan Sikhs who were flown in from Kabul with the help of the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee, Indian World Forum and the Central government.

Recounting the hardships of living under Taliban rule, Ms. Kaur said, "Being a minority, there was a constant fear of being targeted. The Sikh and Hindu families in Kabul have been spending sleepless nights. The places of worship are not safe. The Gurdwara Karta-E-Parwan was attacked by terrorists on June 18." "We used to think 10 times before stepping out of our houses. For our children, going out was out of the question. If we had to step out, we covered our faces," she said.

She claimed most of the minorities in Afghanistan have no access to education as sending children to schools means "risking their lives".

"If a child goes to an educational institute, there they will be harassed. Mostly those who want to study, come to India," Ms. Kaur said.

Taranjit Singh, another Afghan Sikh who arrived in India on August 3, has a three-year-old child suffering from a heart ailment. He said that due to minimum access to hospitals his child could not get proper treatment in Kabul.

"We are hoping to get him treated here in India," Mr. Singh told PTI.

Activist Kavita Krishnan, who has been involved in the evacuation of Afghan Sikhs and Hindus to India, said the Centre should have a policy of offering citizenship to such refugees in India and providing them work.

“Our country is more than capable of just offering citizenship to these refugees. Not just the Afghan Sikhs and Hindus but all refugees should be offered this help by the government.”

"The Centre doesn't arrange facilities for refugees. Even when they were compelled to do so, for the Tamil refugees, their camps were extremely ill-equipped. If the Centre treated the refugees with respect and compassion, they could easily provide work for them," Ms. Krishnan told PTI.

She alleged that refugees are only "talking points" and "propaganda" for the Centre.

"The Centre should understand that the refugees, with whatever work they do here, are contributing to the GDP of this country," Ms. Krishnan said.

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Number of suspected modern slavery victims hits new record with more than 4,000 referred to Home Office between April and June this year, figures show

  • From April to June, 4,171 potential victims of modern slavery were reported 
  • The figure is the highest on record and a significant rise from that of last year 
  • The rise has partly been driven by claims of slavery to avoid deportation  

 

There are more victims of modern slavery in the UK than ever before, new figures show. 

Between April and June, 4,171 potential victims of human trafficking, slavery or forced labour were reported to the Home Office

The figure is the highest since records on modern slavery began in 2009. 

It is also a rise of 10 per cent from the previous quarter and up a third from the same period in 2021.

Figures show the highest number of child victims and 589 referrals involved county lines drugs gangs, also the highest number since records began.

Overall, 14 per cent of referrals involved county lines, with three-quarters (446) of these concerning boys.

The figures for suspected modern slavery victims have risen each year, excluding 2020 during the coronavirus pandemic.

Last year, 2,727 potential victims were identified - the highest annual figure since records began, when the number was 552.

Of the potential victims, 54 per cent claimed exploitation as adults and 39% claimed exploitation as children.

Some 43 per cent claimed their exploitation took place overseas, compared to 36 per cent in the previous three months.

The vast majority, 79 per cent, of the suspected victims were male. The most commonly reported form of exploitation for adult victims was labour exploitation, 32%, while children were most often referred for criminal exploitation - 44%.

Maya Esslemont, director of After Exploitation, a non-profit organisation, said the news: 'Could represent a loss of trust between survivors and the authorities, as the latter can no longer promise victims that they will be protected from deportation if they comply with an investigation.

 'We are worried to see a rise in recorded modern slavery cases, at a time when the life circumstances of so many survivors seems uncertain.

'Since the Nationality and Borders Act was brought into force, survivors no longer have a "guarantee" of support even if they are recognised by the Home Office's own decision makers as victims.

'Today's figures show just how urgently this government needs to step up and address the long-term challenges facing each of the victims recognised as an NRM statistic.'

Last year, almost 30,000 people were known to have crossed the channel in small boats to reach the UK - likely an underestimate. This was a huge rise from 2020 when just 8,400 made the crossing.

The rising figures are likely driven by the rise in illegal immigrants claiming to be victims of modern slavery to avoid deportation.

In 2020, almost one in six used the defence as victims of trafficking or modern slavery are protected through the National Referral Mechanism (NRM), a unit run by the Home Office.

Claims doubled from 5,135 to 10,613 between 2017 and 2020.

It was reported last year that those making the claim included Albanian gangs growing cannabis in the UK. 

Albanians comprised the largest number of claims from foreign nationals in the last five years. 

One case included Armelind Rexha, who appeared in court in 2019 charged with growing cannabis worth up to £672,000. A judge accepted his claim that he had been forced to do it after he cited the Modern Slavery Act 2015.

Home Office minister Baroness Williams of Trafford said last year: ‘There are concerns about the potential for a referral to the NRM to be used to frustrate immigration enforcement processes to gain access to support inappropriately. 

'There has been a growth in NRM referrals being made after a person enters immigration detention.

‘This raises legitimate concern that some referrals are being made late in the process to frustrate immigration action and that legitimate referrals are not being made in a timely way.’

The government has proposed to crack down on the use of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 to block deportation and criminal prosecution.

So far in 2022, over 13,000 migrants have crossed the English Channel and the total number for the year could double that of 2021.

The surge in channel crossings has largely been fuelled by people-smuggling gangs helping migrants to make the dangerous journey across the Channel.

According to the Home Office, 50 suspected criminal gang members were arrested last year in connection to small boat crossings. 

The National Crime Agency (NCA) has also made several arrests this year connected to human trafficking as the number of Channel crossings continues to rise. 

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11102361/Number-suspected-modern-slavery-victims-hits-new-record-4-000-April-June.html

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