Nigerian migrant worker burned alive in Libya

Three men stormed a factory in Tripoli, doused a Nigerian worker in petrol, and set him on fire, according to a statement by the Libyan interior ministry, in a new reported attack on migrants in the north African country.

The United Nations has described the man’s deathanother senseless crime against migrants in the country.
A statement by Tripoli’s interior ministry on Wednesday said the suspectsall Libyan nationalshad been detained for the attack on the man, 谁没有被命名.
The ministry cited witness testimony that described the men storming the factory and setting the Nigerian man on fire.
    We are horrified by the killing of a Nigerian migrant worker in Tripoli, #Libya by three men yesterday. The young man was burned alive, in yet again another senseless crime against migrants in the country,” tweeted Federico Soda, head of the UN’s International Organization of Migration mission in Libya. “Those responsible must be held to account.
    NGO Sea Watch 3 获救 47 migrants onboard a rubber boat off Libya's coast on January 19, 2019.

    War-torn Libya has repeatedly been accused of being a hostile environment for migrants and refugees, many of whom pass through the country in an attempt to reach safer shores in Europe.
    Many of these migrants are intercepted by European authorities and returned to Libya.
    上个月, Amnesty International released a report detailinghorrific cycles of abusesof migrants in Libya, including unlawful killings, enforced disappearances, 折磨, and rape.
    The rights group says that the coronavirus pandemic has exacerbated the abuse.
    Instead of being protected, they are met with a catalogue of appalling human rights abuses and now unfairly for the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic on deeply racist and xenophobic grounds,” said Diana Eltahawy, the rights group’s Deputy Regional Director for the Middle East and North Africa said in the report.
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    “尽管如此, 即使在 2020 the EU and its member states continue to implement policies trapping tens of thousands of men, women and children in a vicious cycle of abuse, showing callous disregard for people’s lives and dignity.
    在八月, 过度 45 migrants died in a shipwreck off of the Libyan coast. 多于 7,000 people making the perilous journey have been returned to Libya in 2020, 根据 UN Refugee Agency.
      Thousands of these are believed to end up in detention centers in parts of Libya controlled by the internationally-recognized government in Tripoli.
      在 2017, 一个 CNN team witnessed a dozen men being sold in a slave auction in Libya, which opened an investigation into the slave markets.




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