Category Archives: Libya

Rescuing a thousand refugees and migrants in the Mediterranean

This is the second blog from a search and rescue operation with the Italian Navy by Amnesty’s Italy campaigner, Matteo de Bellis. We are patrolling the central Mediterranean between the Italian island of Lampedusa, Tunisia and Libya. The Virginio Fasan … Continue reading

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On patrol with the Italian Navy, searching for refugees in danger at sea

This is the first of two blogs by Amnesty’s Italy campaigner, Matteo de Bellis, who spent the last week on a search and rescue operation aboard an Italian Navy frigate, the Virginio Fasan. At the peak of the tourist season, … Continue reading

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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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