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Interior Ministry official warns of promoting “slave market” existence in south Libya as authorities’ probe begins

The Chief of the General Directorate of Coast Security at the Libyan Interior Ministry, Colonel Tariq Sahnbour, has warned of international media reports and campaigns promoting the existence of a slave market in southern Libya.

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Maetig takes charge of inquiry into auctions as international fury grows over slave trading in Libya

Deputy Presidency Council (PC) leader Ahmed Maetig has announced that he is taking control of the inquiry into allegations that illegal migrants have been sold at auctions as slaves. In a statement, he says the investigation will lead to the arrest of those involved and of them being brought to justice.

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Migrant crisis: Europe should stop using Libya as a dumping ground

Although it is not a new problem, the issue of migration has accelerated sharply in the past five years, and migration from mainly sub-Saharan African countries to Europe across Libya can be traced back to the year 2000.

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Libya: damned if we do and damned if we don’t

Frustrated by the lack of media time given to local Libyan reactions to international actions, I have just finished a project funded by the Remote Control Project to interview a wide range of local stakeholders (including civil society activists, businessmen, officials, Islamist leaders, former ministers and former fighters) to elicit …

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International lawyers present ICC with crimes dossier aiming at trying Libya’s strongman Haftar

Human rights lawyers provided evidence Tuesday to the International Criminal Court (ICC) prosecutors saying that forces loyal to the Libyan strongman in eastern region are responsible for crimes including murder, torture and persecution.

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European lawyers to hold presser in Holland to review Libyan strongman’s crimes

A popular European lawyers’ office announced that it will hold a press conference on Tuesday to advocate for filing a lawsuit at the International Criminal Court (ICC) against the commander of Operation Dignity Khalifa Haftar to hold him accountable for the crimes he committed.

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