Amnesty International criticised the European Union on Wednesday for a “shameful” abdication of its humanitarian responsibilities after the bloc agreed to withdraw ships patrolling the Mediterranean for migrants attempting the perilous voyage, says Reuters.
The spokesman for the Libyan Navy, Ayoub Qassim said that the European statements regarding the suspension of Operation Sophia are not of the Libyan state’s concern in any means.
The delegation of the European Union to Libya has reaffirmed its support for stability, democratic transition and prosperity in the country.
People shackled, beaten, burned, crushed, hung upside down, threatened, and detained in horrendous conditions: the images broadcast recently by Channel 4 News apparently showing the torture and inhumane conditions suffered by some migrants in Libya are unbearable to watch.
Head of Libya’s Government of National Accord (GNA) Fayez al-Sarraj condemned on Tuesday “negative” foreign meddling in the country.
Ambassadors of the European Union and the Member States accredited to Libya held joint meetings today in Tripoli with a number of high Libyan officials including Chairman of the Presidency Council Faiez Serraj, President of the High Council of State Khaled Meshri, Minister of Foreign Affairs Mohammed Siala, and Minister …
Farah, a young man from Somalia, his wife and newborn daughter had been at sea for 12 hours when the Libyan coastguard intercepted their dinghy. The couple had fled Libya after enduring several months of torture in a hangar where Farah was beaten and his wife raped in an attempt …
As many as 30 refugees and migrants, including minors, are believed to have been brought to an underground cell and allegedly tortured in Libya for breaking out and holding a protest earlier this week.
The European Border and Coast Guard Agency, (Frontex) announced a decline in the number of irregular migrants last year via the Mediterranean route towards Italy, 80% compared to 2017.
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.”