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Migrants from west Africa being ‘sold in Libyan slave markets’ | World news | The Guardian

28.4.17

Migrants from west Africa being ‘sold in Libyan slave markets’ | World news | The Guardian: Trafficked people passing through Libya have previously reported violence, extortion and slave labour. But the new testimony from the International Organization for Migration suggests that the trade in human beings has become so normalised that people are being traded in public.

“The latest reports of ‘slave markets’ for migrants can be added to a long list of outrages [in Libya],” said Mohammed Abdiker, IOM’s head of operation and emergencies. “The situation is dire. The more IOM engages inside Libya, the more we learn that it is a vale of tears for all too many migrants.”


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