Interview with Maria Suarez, former prisoner and slave

For almost 28 years Maria Suarez was held against her will. First by a slaveholder and then imprisoned for a crime she didn?t commit.
She was tricked into slavery when she was 15 years old. Her captor abused her mentally, physically, and spiritually. He threatened to hurt her family so even when the police and her family tried to help, she told them everything was okay. Her dreams of a better life were fading. “My dreams just were crushed. They never let me bloom, like a rose. They never let the rose grow up to be a rose.?
Maria says that for 28 years she was just looking for, ?A little bit of justice.?
Her story is heartbreaking and inspiring. Read for yourself, or see Maria’s compelling story. She was interviewed for the film, ”Dreams Die Hard”.
– from Free the Slaves organizational website.
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