Category Archives: Libya

Holding centres will not stop migrants risking their lives off Europe’s shores

By Sherif Elsayed-Ali, deputy director of global issues at Amnesty International As the summer “boat season” approaches, with a surge in migrants, asylum seekers and refugees making the perilous sea crossing from north Africa to the European Union, the authorities … Continue reading

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‘If an African dies here, no one cares’ – abuses of migrants and refugees in detention in Libya

By Amnesty International researchers Winter had arrived in Libya and at one of the country’s largest immigration detention centres, its crippling effects were clear. Migrants and refugees held at the centre near Gharyan, some 80km south of Tripoli were in … Continue reading

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Libya’s wake-up call on torture and deaths in detention

By Magdalena Mughrabi, Amnesty International’s Libya researcher A new United Nations report on torture and other ill-treatment in Libya should be a wake-up call for the Libyan authorities. It provides details of 11 cases where evidence suggests detainees were tortured … Continue reading

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Libyan militias fighting to hold on to their grip on power

Amnesty International researchers have been in Libya looking at what’s happened in the country since the downfall of former leader Muammar al-Gaddafi. This is what they found: The number of armed men at checkpoints, hanging about on street corners and … Continue reading

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‘Resettlement is like rebirth’

Mawaheb Elnour was studying medicine when her family had to flee the conflict in Libya. This is her story of losing a home, finding a home, and everything that happened in between I was living in Tripoli with my parents, … Continue reading

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