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The dangers facing female migrants in Libya

In a report titled Libya Is Full of Cruelty, the rights group Amnesty International details the conditions for women in the war-torn North African country. Amnesty says they are constantly subjected to the added danger of sexual violence. Traffickers sexually abuse female migrants as they make their desperate and treacherous journey towards Europe.

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Libya: Horrific abuse driving migrants to risk lives in Mediterranean crossings

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.

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Young African Migrants Caught in Trafficking Machine

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 …

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Libya says detainees admit murders of seven journalists

TRIPOLI, Libya: Libya’s internationally recognized government on Wednesday said five detainees had admitted to killing five reporters from a local television station as well as two Tunisian journalists, in murders previously claimed by ISIS.

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Libya concerned over EU action on migrants

The European Union sought to reassure Libya on Tuesday that any action being considered by the 28-nation bloc to stem the deadly flow of migrants across the Mediterranean should not be perceived as an attack against the Libyan people.

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Exodus from Libya

There can be no stronger indictment of the international community’s slow response to the tragic events unfolding in Libya and the Mediterranean than reading that children being trafficked resort to drinking their own urine while imprisoned in the hell of a smuggler’s seafaring prison.

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