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Mother, 44, and daughter, 21, are rescued from a Brazilian farm where they were kept as SLAVES for six years, forced to clean without pay and were even banned from bathing

 A mother and her daughter were rescued by police officers in northeast Brazil after they managed to escape from a farm where they had been forced to work as slaves for six years.

The 44-year-old woman and her 21-year-old daughter were spotted on the side of a road Tuesday night in the Piauí rural city of Floriano while waiving their hands for help to a Federal Highway Police patrol unit.

Police officer Alexsandro Lima told Noticias UOL that the patrol unit was in the area responding to an emergency phone call from a friend of the mother, who revealed their shocking conditions.


'During the escape they hid in a school by the side of the road,' Lima said. 'When the police arrived, they told [about] the whole situation to which they were subjected.'

Lima said that the women, who have not been named, were able to flee from the farmhouse they had been forbidden to leave after arriving there in or around 2015.

Agents from a Federal Highway Police station in the Brazilian state of Piauí rescued a 44-year-old mother and her 21-year-old mother after they escaped from a farm in the rural town of Floriano where they were held captive for six years and where not given the minimum wage the owner had promised them as a compensation for their housekeeping duties

Agents from a Federal Highway Police station in the Brazilian state of Piauí rescued a 44-year-old mother and her 21-year-old mother after they escaped from a farm in the rural town of Floriano where they were held captive for six years and where not given the minimum wage the owner had promised them as a compensation for their housekeeping duties

The women confessed that the owner had failed to come through with the promise of paying them a minimum wage as well as providing food as compensation for their housekeeping duties.

They reportedly were also forced to clean the farm and could not bathe on the premises because only their bosses were permitted to do so.


They women orchestrated their escape with the help of a friend after they were successful in retrieving personal documents that had been taken away from them. The documents were meant to be used to secure emergency aid awarded by the government due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The woman and her daughter were placed in custody of the Specialized Social Assistance Reference Center.

The police are investigating the owner of the farm, but have not yet released his name.

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