Amnesty International, USA, Dec 14, 2017.
Torture, detention, exploitation and rape are daily horrors for many refugees in Libya. Europe is helping Libya to trap people in hell. By training and providing the Libyan coastguard with ships to transport migrants back to the country, European leaders are contributing to unspeakable suffering.
More than 20,000 migrants, refugees and asylum seekers are being held in detention centres, with no sense of when or if they will ever be released. The conditions are utterly inhumane - with little access to food, water or medical care. They face brutal treatment; torture, rape – and even being sold.
It’s crucial that we call on Libyan and European leaders to protect migrants and refugees from horrific human rights abuses in Libya.