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.