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Inside Tripoli Zoo’s prison for illegal immigrants

Tripoli zoo is being used to hold foreigners found working illegally and picked up by a unit of the capital’s illegal immigration department.

The zoo, closed to the public although still home to several hundred animals, now also houses the operations room of a group of 43 brigades working under Commander Said Gars Alaha. One of these brigades is tasked with checking the health and paperwork of immigrant workers, establishing who has the right to work in the country.

Article by Tom Westcott and Ashraf Abdul Wahab, Libya Herald.

This article was originally published here.

 

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