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Why are refugees being sent back to war-torn Libya?

Trapped in Libya Journalist Sally Hayden has for almost three weeks been tweeting a remarkable thread  of her WhatsApp conversations with refugees detained in terrible conditions in Libya. She has included supplemental reporting and audio and video clips from the refugees, and confirmed their stories with sources on the ground.

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Arab League to cut ties with Libyan eastern Interim Government

The Arab League has voiced support for the government of the Presidential Council (PC) as the sole legitimate body in Libya, urging in its ministerial meeting 150 headed by Sudan to suspend communication with Libyan parallel institutions, referring to the Interim Government in Al-Bayda, which is appointed by the House …

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EU ready to hold Tripoli ceasefire violators accountable

The EU mission issued a statement Thursday confirming the support of the European Union and its Member States to the Libyan people and the Presidential Council and to the mediation efforts of the UNSMIL for stabilizing the capital.

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Forces aligned to Serraj PC consolidate as clashes subside in Tripoli’s militia war

In a fluid and ever-changing scenario on the ground, forces aligned to the internationally-recognized Tripoli-based Libyan government (Presidency Council / Government of National Accord) headed by Faiez Serraj, seem to have consolidated their positions against the advancing Tarhuna-based 7th infantry brigade led by the Kani brothers.

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Refugees rejected by Italy were ‘tortured and raped’ by smugglers in Libya

African refugees who were refused entry by Italy had been held by smugglers for up to two years in Libya and many had been beaten, tortured and raped, according to the UN migration agency.

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Foreign Minister: Libya rejects Europe’s step to return migrants to Libya

The Foreign Minister of the Presidential Council, Mohamed Sayala, stressed that Libya completely rejects the process of returning illegal immigrants from Europe to its territory, calling on the international community to enhance their role with regard to pressure on the countries of origin to stem the influx of migrants.

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