Libya: Scapegoats of fear: Rights of refugees, asylum-seekers and migrants abused in Libya

Libya: Scapegoats of fear: Rights of refugees, asylum-seekers and migrants abused in Libya

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Index Number: MDE 19/007/2013
Date Published: 20 June 2013
Categories: Libya

The human rights of tens of thousands of foreign nationals, including many asylum-seekers and refugees, are being routinely violated by the government and various militias in Libya. Against a background of political instability and lawlessness, foreign nationals are being exploited, arrested and indefinitely detained pending deportation. This report shows that the government has failed to combat the growing xenophobia and racism that are fuelling the abuses and spreading baseless fears about foreign nationals, and has yet to implement an asylum system to protect those fleeing persecution.


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