A leading rights group on Monday urged the European Union to reverse its migration policy on Libya, saying the approach helps return migrants to “hellish” conditions in the North African country.
Libyan authorities loyal to rogue general Khalifa Haftar arrested dozens of Derna residents this week following the escape of five prisoners from the infamous Ghirnata prison on Libya’s eastern coast, according to local media outlets.
The Italian non-governmental organization (NGO) Mediterranea Saving Humans has filed a complaint against the Libyan state to the International Criminal Court in The Hague, on charges of mistreatment of illegal immigrants.
The Libyan Crimes Watch (LCW) has reported the death of three illegal immigrants of Moroccan nationality in an immigration detention center in the Maya region, west of Tripoli.
Refugees with ‘stab wounds and beating marks separated from children’ after Tripoli crackdown, says MSF
People had “stab wounds, beating marks and [were] separated from children” after more than 600 people were attacked and detained by Libyan authorities in Tripoli on Monday morning, says Gabriele Ganci, head of MSF mission in Libya.
The UN Security Council announced Monday that it has added Libyan national Osama Al Kuni Ibrahim to its sanctions list.
Thousands of refugees and migrants have been camped out in front of a United Nations centre in Tripoli for three weeks, calling for evacuation from Libya in the wake of sweeping raids that saw thousands arrested.
The Acting Special Representative of UNICEF in Libya, Cristina Brugiolo, called for the immediate release of minors in immigration detention centers in Libya, stressing that UNICEF is ready with its partners to provide technical support, including alternative childcare arrangements for this group.
A Sudanese migrant was beaten, shot and killed in Libya after escaping from a government-run detention centre in the North African country, the UN refugee agency said on Wednesday.
The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) yesterday warned of the “immediate danger” to the safety and wellbeing of at least 1,000 women and children detained in refugee detention centres in Libya.