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stop the selling and detention of migrants

Torture, rape, and detention are the reality for many refugees and migrants in Libya

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Demand Libya stop the detention and sale of migrants


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Horrific conditions for 20,000 migrants held in detention centres

Torture, detention, exploitation and rape are daily horrors for many refugees and migrants in Libya. Instead of stopping these abuses, Europe is helping Libya to trap people in slave-like conditions. By training and providing the Libyan coastguard with ships to transport migrants back to the country, European leaders are complicit in the tragic fate of migrants and refugees seeking to leave Libya.

Below: Footage, pictures and documents reviewed by Amnesty International indicate that a boat donated by Italy in April 2017, the Ras Jadir, was used by the Libyan Coast Guard during a horrific incident on 6 November 2017, where their reckless actions contributed to the drowning of up to 50 people.

As many as 20,000 migrants, refugees and asylum seekers are being held in detention centres, at the mercy of militias and armed groups, with no sense of when or if they will ever be released. They face inhumane conditions - with little access to food, water or medical care - and brutal treatment, including torture, rape – and even being sold.

Migrants are being subjected to rape, torture & extortion

Call on Libyan and European leaders to protect migrants and refugees from horrific human rights abuses.



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