Horrific conditions for 20,000 migrants held in detention centres
Torture, detention, exploitation and rape are daily horrors for many
refugees and migrants in Libya. Instead of stopping these abuses,
Europe is helping Libya to trap people in slave-like conditions. By training and
providing the Libyan coastguard with ships to transport migrants back to
the country, European leaders are complicit in the tragic fate of migrants and refugees seeking to leave Libya.
Below: Footage, pictures and documents reviewed by Amnesty International indicate that a boat donated by Italy in April 2017, the Ras Jadir, was used by the Libyan Coast Guard during a horrific incident on 6 November 2017, where their reckless actions contributed to the drowning of up to 50 people.
As many as 20,000 migrants, refugees and asylum seekers are being held
in detention centres, at the mercy of militias and armed groups, with no sense of when or if they will ever be
released. They face inhumane conditions - with little access to
food, water or medical care - and brutal treatment, including torture, rape –
and even being sold.
MIGRANTS ARE BEING
SUBJECTED TO RAPE,
TORTURE & EXTORTION
Call on Libyan and European leaders to protect
migrants and refugees from horrific human rights abuses.
Responsibility for surging death toll in Central Mediterranean laid squarely at Europe's door - Aug 8, 2018
Blog: Tortured, raped and sold: We must protect refugees from terrible human rights abuses in Libya - Dec 15, 2017
Libya: European governments complicit in horrific abuse of refugees and migrants -Dec 12, 2017
Report: Libya's dark web of collusion - Dec 12, 2017