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EU grants Libya €46m to fight illegal immigration

On Wednesday, the European Union announced a new program worth 46 million Euros ($ 53.3 million) which aims to strengthen the integrated capabilities of the Libyan authorities regarding illegal immigration management and border administration.

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Concern voiced over Italy’s anti-migrant mission

Human Rights Watch, the rights advocacy group, has given warning that Italy’s naval mission to prevent refugees and migrants from setting sail from Libya for Europe could see Italy commit human rights abuses.

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Italian warship arrives in Tripoli Naval Base

An Italian warship has arrived in Abu Sitta Naval Base in Tripoli with a number of experts from Italy aboard in a work visit that will last for five days, Italian Aki news agency reported the spokesman of the Libyan Navy Force, Ayoub Qassim as saying.

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The Failure of Libya’s EU-Backed Coastguard

On May 25, a Libyan coastguard unit opened fire on Europe-bound boats full of refugees while rescue attempts were under way. Two Libyan coastguards were also accused of looting the boats, taking phones, money, and other belongings from the passengers. The incident raised serious concern over the basic rights of …

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Human Rights Solidarity: Immigrants suffering forced labor, rape in Libyan shelter centers

Human Rights Solidarity (HRS) called on Libyan authorities and the society to assume responsibility toward the blatant violations against illegal immigrants in the country.

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Dignity Operation threatens to respond to deployment of Italian vessels in Libyan waters

“The response to the Italian intervention in the Libyan waters will be strong”, spokesperson of Dignity Operation, Ahmed Al-Mismari, has threatened. The parallel Libyan News Agency in the eastern region quoted Sunday Al-Mismari as saying that Khalifa Haftar-led army will not accept the division of Libya and the foreign agendas …

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