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Amnesty accuses EU of abetting migrant rights violations in Libya

European governments are “complicit” in grave human rights violations in Libya through their support for authorities there that often work with people smugglers and torture refugees and migrants, Amnesty International said on Tuesday.

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Libyan and Italian officials discuss joint cooperation to combat illegal immigration

Chairman the Presidential Council, Fayaz Sarraj, and Italian Interior Minister, Marco Minniti, agreed on Saturday on establishing a joint operation room to combat smugglers and human traffickers.

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Germany offers support to Libya’s UN-backed government

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has pledged greater support for Libya’s UN-backed unity government and called for a closer cooperation in addressing the refugee crisis.

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Libyan PM Sarraj hopes for easing of arms embargo

Libyan Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj said on Thursday that he was hopeful that a UN-imposed arms embargo would be partially lifted against some branches of the country’s military.

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EU, UN, African leaders draw up emergency plan for migrants in Libya

The European Union, United Nations and African Union have agreed to an emergency plan to dismantle people-smuggling networks and repatriate stranded migrants, in an effort to ease a human rights disaster in Libya, officials said.

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African refugees bought, sold and murdered in Libya

Hundreds of African refugees are being bought and sold in “slave markets” across Libya every week, a human trafficker has told Al Jazeera, with many of them held for ransom or forced into prostitution and sexual exploitation to pay their captors and smugglers.

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