Slavery in Austria

Natascha Kampusch, a young Austrian woman who was enslaved for 8 1/2 years, and escaped last week, gave a round of interviews about her ordeal to Austrian press. Some limited video of one of the interviews has been released on the internet.

iAbolish learned about this in a blurb from the Metro this morning. Though the Metro’s website runs the full text of the article (from the AP), the print version buries it inside the paper under the headline, “Austrian teen tells all in interviews.” None of the other reporting that we could find makes any mention of slavery (“captivity” seems to be the buzz word), and one AP article, fronts her “find[ing] positives” in her kidnapping–when did Stockholm syndrome become a “positive”?

Why isn’t this front page news?

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