Before the summit: Amnesty accuses EU of being “complicit” in migrant rights violations in Libya

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African migrants rescued by Libyan coastguards, July 2017.

Before the summit: Amnesty accuses EU of being “complicit” in migrant rights violations in Libya


European governments are knowingly complicit in the torture and abuse of tens of thousands of refugees and migrants detained by Libyan immigration authorities in appalling conditions in Libya, said Amnesty International in a report published in the wake of global outrage over the sale of migrants in Libya.

Determined to cut African immigration across the Mediterranean, the governments, via the European Union, have provided support to Libya, trained its coastguard and spent millions of euros t...


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