One year earlier, 14-year-old Testate* set off from his old neighborhood of Nadia in the Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples’ Region of Ethiopia towards South Africa. Similarly as different youths, Testate searched for what he thought would be a really encouraging future time abroad.
Appallingly for Testate, his outing went to an abrupt end following one month when he was caught in Zambia. Close by 39 other Ethiopian young people, he was charged under the Anti-Human Trafficking Act that underwrites a base mandatory sentence of 15 years for conveying or consenting to be snuck.
Notwithstanding the way that he was not yet 15 by then, Testate was endeavored as a 23-year-old because of the eight-year contrast between the Gregorian timetable used in most of the world, including Zambia, and the Julian timetable used in Ethiopia. Testate couldn’t reveal the condition on account of his limited English and was in this manner arraigned and detained in Mukobeko Maximum Security Prison in Kabul, which houses grown-up criminal guilty parties, alongside various youths who had been bound.