Albanerin verkauft ihren Sohn für einen Fernseher...
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Albanerin verkauft ihren Sohn für einen Fernseher...
A Son for a TV
By Nicholas Wood
Fatmira Bonjaku's husband is in jail, accused by the police of selling their 3-year-old son to an Italian man in return for the television set that six other children watch in the family's dimly lighted room. The police also say her husband had plans to sell their newest born, whom she is breast feeding.
Mrs. Bonjaku, interviewed at her family's two-room shack on the outskirts of this port city, denied that she intended to sell her newborn but admitted trading her son, Orazio, thinking the Italian man „would provide a good life.”
Over the past 12 years, since the collapse of Stalinism here, a substantial trade in children has established itself in Albania, Europe's most impoverished and long most isolated country.
No one has exact figures for the number of children involved, but the government estimates that 6,000 children have been sent abroad for use in begging and prostitution rackets, or in some cases sold to Western couples for adoption.
A vast majority come from the Jevgjit community, a group of some 300,000 Albanian-speaking Gypsies, or Roma, who have fared even more poorly than most.
Albania's anti-trafficking police estimate that more than 1,000 children are currently in Greece, working mainly as beggars. One or two Albanian minors are arrested every day on Albania's border with northern Greece and sent home, the Swiss charity, Terre des Hommes, reported this year, citing the head of the police's juvenile department in Salonika in northern Greece.
The trafficking is part of a larger trade in humans, including East European women shuffled through Albania for prostitution, and is an outgrowth of the misery and the organized crime that has blossomed in this clannish society.
In Albania most documented cases of child trafficking have involved older children who are sold or rented by their families to minders, or pimps, who take them to Greece and Italy, where they work as beggars or child prostitutes.
Many families apparently believe, like Mrs. Bonjaku, that their children will gain better lives abroad; for several, too, it can seem a relatively small step to send children from the streets of Albania to neighboring Greece.
„You also have to understand what immigration means to most Albanians,” Pierre Ferry, a child protection officer with Unicef in Tirana, the Albanian capital, said. „To send your child abroad is also a kind of success and does not appear as primitive exploitation.”
In Pogradec, a town of 20,000 on the shores of Ohrid Lake, which straddles the Albanian border with the Macedonian republic, half a dozen young children beg on the waterfront on most days.
Judy Mitstifer, 43, a missionary from Liberty, Pa., has set up a school for street children in Pogradec. Many of them, she said, are on the cusp of becoming child prostitutes and run a high risk of being trafficked.
„The kids here, we try to keep track of them,” said Ms. Mitstifer, after approaching two girls, Bukuria, 11, and Bala, 12. „We know who buys and who sells. Our hope is that the school is attractive enough so they stay.”
Ms. Mitstifer showed a visitor a school photograph of 12 children from 2000. Seven, she said, had already been sent abroad or their families were involved in the trade. The proportion, she said, was typical for her 110 pupils, three-quarters of them Roma.
Lila Shuli, who herself begs a living in Pogradec streets, sends four of her children to Ms. Mitstifer's school. Over the past decade, she said, her family has been split up by trafficking.
Lila's younger sister was married at 14 to a man from the next town who later took her to France and made her work as a prostitute. Nine years ago, Ms. Shuli said, her mother sent Lila's 6-year-old son, Armandor, to work in Greece. He has not been heard from since.
In an interview, Lila's mother, Kimete Sinani, denied that she sold the boy but admitted to „hiring” him out for $80.
Now, Ms. Shuli said, she is coming under pressure from a neighbor who said he could take her son Fadil, 11, to Greece.
Child trafficking has established itself in Albania, Europe's most improverished and long most isolated country; government estimates that 6,000 children have been sent abroad for use in begging and prostitution rackets, or in some cases sold to Western couples for adoption; vast majority come from community of 300,000 Albanian-speaking Gypsies, or Roma, who have fared even more poorly than most; Albania's anti-trafficking police estimate that more than 1,000 children are currently in Greece, working mainly as beggars; trafficking is part of larger trade in humans, including East European women shuffled through Albania for prostitution, and is outgrowth of misery and organized crime that has blossomed in clannish society; many families apparently believe their children will gain better lives abroad; Unicef official notes that to most Albanians, sending child abroad is not seen as primitive exploitation but as kind of success; most documented cases of child trafficking involves older children sold or rented by their families to minders, or pimps, who take them to Greece and Italy, where they work as beggars or child prostitutes.
Da ist wohl jemand sehr traurig dass ich ihn in einem Thread konfrontiert habe.
Beste Grüße Ko$oV187
Sachen gibts die gibts gar nicht...einfach Krass
Armut nennt man sowas. Hätten die den Standard gehabt wie du hätten sie es bestimmt nich gemacht. Es kling unmenschlich. Ist es auch. Aber dass ist ein verbreitetes Thema im Balkan, ehem. Sovietunion, Indien etc.
Zitat von lopov
Andere geben es zur Adoption frei, für nix.
Die hat wenigstens nen Fernseher eingeheimst.
Neee Spass...sowas von dreckig. Bitch.
Re: Albanerin verkauft ihren Sohn für einen Fernseher...
Hab ich was verpasst?
zu dem gequoteten.
Zitat von Jastreb
Immer diese Stereotypen und Pauschalveruteilungen gegen Albanien und den Balkan ^^...
In Deutschland hat doch vor kurzem ein Junge ein Madl erschlagen, um ihr ihren Ipod zu entweden....
Also einigen wir uns darauf, dass Ausnahmen bekanntlich die Regel bestätigen... :wink:
Zitat von KoSoV187
So etwas nennt man nicht Armut, so etwas nennt man debil!! Und weisst du auch warum? Sie hat ihr eigenes Kind für einen Fernseher verkauft....für einen FERNSEHER....das muss man sich erst mal vorstellen. Was ist das für ein Mensch?? Ist denn ein Fernseher wichtiger als ein Kind?
Und das ist nicht das selbe wie eine Adoption. Bei einer Adoption kommen die Kinder nicht in irgend eine Familie nach belieben. Diese Familien werden vorher sorgfältig ausgesucht. Nicht jeder Heinz kann ein Kind adoptieren.
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