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Human Rights Watch: Torture of Migrants in Libya

“Libya: Whipped, Beaten and Hung from Trees,” from Human Rights Watch:  Guards in migrant detention centers under Libyan government control have tortured and otherwise abused migrants and asylum seekers, including with severe whippings, beatings, and electric shocks. Human Rights Watch … Continue reading

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Libyan Coastguard Rescues 348 Migrants

“Coastguard rescues 348 migrants,” by Taziz Hasairi for Libya Herald: In two separate operations, Tripoli’s Naval Coastguard yesterday rescued 348 migrants trying to reach the shores of Europe. “One of the vessels was an old wooden boat that had 266 … Continue reading

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The European Union announced a €10 million “rights-based migration management and asylum system” programme in Libya

“Supporting human rights-based migration management and asylum system in Libya,” from the European Commission: The European Union (EU) has announced a €10 million programme which will contribute to the establishment of a “rights-based migration management and asylum system in Libya”. … Continue reading

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Italy’s Disadvantage on Oil Concessions with Libya

Prior to the invasion of Libya by NATO forces, Berlusconi, the then Prime Minister of Italy held a great relationship with Libya’s late Gaddafi. Both were seen as close allies, forgetting a colonial past Libya had endured under Italy’s wrath. … Continue reading

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Italian official wants migrants deported

Since the former Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi has recently died in his hometown of Sirte, Italian officials want to expediently remove the migrants from the island and send them back across the sea to Libya. The rationale is that their … Continue reading

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