Three Ethiopian women kidnapped and sold into slavery in the Sinai desert have used photography to portray their ordeals.

Zenebech Zeleke, a Christian, said: “There are many ways to tell my story to other people, to tell about these types of journeys, and if we can do it using photography, that’s great… They used to force us into taking hashish or drugs and used to bury people alive and we have seen them beheading people.”

The women found sanctuary in an Israeli government-funded safe house, reports The Guardian. Their photographs will be exhibited at Amnesty International Human Rights Action Centre in London from March 20 to April 6.