The European Commission has placed Libya on a list of countries which have “strategic deficiencies in their anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist financing frameworks.”
On the walls of Souq al Khamis migrant detention centre in Khoms, a port city in northwest Libya, warnings of new arrivals are scratched on a grey wall.
Migrants in Libya are facing “unimaginable horrors,” including extrajudicial killings, sexual abuse, torture, slavery and arbitrary detention, a United Nations report said.
Official records have revealed that 50 to 55 tons of Libyan gold – worth 3 billion dollars -have been smuggled to the UAE in recent years, according to the database of foreign commerce authority of the planning ministry of the Presidential Council’s government.
More than 15,000 migrants have returned home from Libya through a voluntary programme since the beginning of 2018, the International Organization for Migration said on Friday.
Authorities in eastern Libya said Thursday they have taken into custody suspects in the 2013 killing of a U.S. chemistry teacher in Benghazi, and that more suspects would be tried over the deadly attack a year earlier that killed the U.S. ambassador and three other Americans there.
It’s been nearly three weeks since Abdulaziz, a 28-year-old Somali, doused himself in petrol before burning himself to death in Triq al Sikka migrant detention centre in Libyan capital, Tripoli.
Chairman of the UN Security Council’s Sanctions Committee on Libya Olof Skoog emphasized during his meeting with Mustafa Sanallah Chairman of the National Oil Corporation (NOC) the UN’s commitment to prevent any illegal export of Libyan oil and refined products.
Insecurity and looting have hit Libya’s archaeological sites in the chaos and fighting that followed the overthrow of Muammar Gaddafi in 2011, as rival groups struggle to consolidate control of the country.
Local sources from Jufra reported the escape of 32 prisoners from the Correctional and Rehabilitation Institution in Jufra town.