Under Reported Human Rights Catastrophe: Thousands of Refugees Languish in Libyan Jails

from  Global Dispatches -- World News That Matters

Nov 8, 2018


In mid September, I was sitting next to the journalist Sally Hayden while attending a press briefing near the United Nations when phone started buzzing with WhatsApp messages.  Refugees and migrants stranded in a prison in Libya had gotten her number and were sending her messages describing awful details of their confinement. These refugees were stranded in prison because of a deal worked out between the Libyan Coast Guard and Italian government. Thousands of refugees and migrants, mostly from E...more

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