Libya: UN sounds alarm over rape, torture of migrants


From The New Arab:

“Migrants arriving in Libya are being subjected to torture, rape, enslavement and other violations, according to a United Nations report published Tuesday.

The international body called upon the North African nation to improve conditions for migrants in detention.

“The situation of migrants in Libya is a human rights crisis. The breakdown in the justice system has led to a state of impunity, in which armed groups, criminal gangs, smugglers and traffickers control the flow of migrants through the country,” the report said.

The report implicated government officials, armed groups and smugglers in perpetrating the abuses.”

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