Refugees and migrants across Libya face rape, torture and abductions for ransom by traffickers and smugglers, as well as systematic exploitation by their employers, religious persecution and other abuses by armed groups and criminal gangs, according to a new Amnesty International briefing published today.
TRIPOLI – Two women gaze out through the broken grill covering one of the windows of the Sorman Detention Centre for illegal immigrants. They are among seven long-term detainees who arrived in Libya in search of a better life but instead found themselves incarcerated in a dank prison which eventually drove …
The evacuation of Ethiopian nationals from Libya was not carried out by Egyptian forces as was announced by Egyptian President Abdel Fatah Al-Sisi, but rather by Major General Khalifa Haftar’s forces with the help of other tribes, Arab and foreign media reported.
Zuwarah – In their struggle to cope with the surge in illegal migrants bound for Europe, the coastguard in the Libyan port of Zuwarah have just one boat, and even that often breaks down.
At least 600 illegal African migrants who had tried to sail to Europe on a fishing boat have been detained by Libya’s coast guard.
The House of Representatives (HoR) today voted to appoint Brigadier-General Mustafa Al-Magraan as Libya’s new intelligence chief.
ZAWIYAH, Libya — The no-money-down offer was too tempting for the children to resist. Smugglers had offered the boys and girls transportation out of the refugee camps along the Eritrean border, across the African deserts and the Mediterranean Sea, to a new life in Europe. There, they could quickly win …
Hundreds of African migrants en route to Europe have been returned to detention centres in Libya after being rescued overnight on Monday by the Libyan coastguard, 12 hours after setting out across the Mediterranean.
Western Desert border guards arrested 83 Egyptians attempting to illegally cross into Libya through the Salloum border port, state media reported.
Thousands of illegal migrants who have tried to reach Europe from conflict-plagued Libya are being held in detention centres in the North African country, an official said on Monday.