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Libyan slave trade feeds on endless supply of migrants

Tribal conflict and militia rule continue to be the largest impediments to ending Libya’s smuggling business. Though 252 Nigerian immigrants were repatriated from Libya to their home country on Jan. 9 and a regional African delegation visited detention centers to accelerate deportations from Libya, illegal immigration combined with a lack of rule of …

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Slavery in Libya: Life inside a container

In recent months, it has been revealed that African migrants and refugees have been sold in open markets as slaves in Libya, and are held against their will in inhumane conditions in exchange for ransom money.

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Bensouda Renews Arrest Warrant Against Al-Werfalli

The Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), Fatou Bensouda, repeated in a statement, on Friday, her appeal to arrest the field commander of the Dignity Operation, Mahmud Al-Werfalli, after he executed ten prisoners without court against ten people in Benghazi, on Wednesday.

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UN expresses alarm at reports of summary executions in Libya’s Benghazi

The UN Libya mission said it was alarmed by reports of “brutal and outrageous summary executions” in the eastern city of Benghazi on Wednesday, after pictures emerged appearing to show at least nine prisoners being shot dead at the site of a twin car bombing.

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Libya’s revolutionaries: Where are they now?

When some Libyans revolted in 2011 beginning in Benghazi, in eastern Libya, in what became known as the February 17 Revolution, there were no apparent leadership figures to represent them in what was seen as another episode of the so-called Arab Spring. Leaderless revolts against leaders of the day, and mostly corrupt …

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