Libya: “We are foreigners, we have no rights”: The plight of refugees, asylum-seekers and migrants in Libya

Libya: “We are foreigners, we have no rights”: The plight of refugees, asylum-seekers and migrants in Libya

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Index Number: MDE 19/020/2012
Date Published: 13 November 2012
Categories: Libya

In a prevailing atmosphere of lawlessness and xenophobia, undocumented foreign nationals in Libya are at continuous risk of exploitation, arbitrary and indefinite detention in harsh conditions, as well as physical beatings. Even so, the EU seeks to prevent at any cost foreign nationals from reaching Europe, including those fleeing war and persecution. For now, foreign nationals have nowhere to turn to seek justice and redress. Urgent action is needed to end the indefinite detention, violence and other abuses suffered by foreign nationals in Libya.


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