Human Traffickers kill 12 migrants trying to flee Libya camp: UN

More than 12 migrants were shot dead by human traffickers last week while trying to escape a camp in Libya, where some were subjected to “torture abuse”, the United Nations said on Friday.

The incident, previously reported by Doctors Without Borders( Doctors sans Frontiers) and local sources, occurred on May 23 in the town of Bani Walid, 170 kilometres (110 miles) southeast of Tripoli.

“Human traffickers in Libya reportedly killed more than a dozen people and wounded many others after a group of some 200 Eritreans, Ethiopians and Somalis, being held captive, attempted to escape,” the UN refugee agency said in a statement, adding that those killed “were shot”.

“The survivors spoke of torture abuse and exploitation at the hands of traffickers – some being held in captivity for up to three years,” the statement added.

Bani Walid is a transit point for migrants aiming to reach Europe by boat from the coast further north.

People traffickers and kidnappers run around 20 detention centres in the town, telephoning the migrants’ families to deliver ransom demands.

Since the 2011 fall and killing of longtime dictator Moamer Kadhafi, Libya has become a key launchpad for migrants making desperate bids to reach Europe.

“This latest deadly incident demonstrates, once again, the huge challenge of providing protection to refugees in Libya, where many people fleeing war and persecution fall prey to criminal networks,” UNHCR further said.

COMMENTS

Name

Accident Adventure Afghanistan Agriculture AID Airport Animals Army Arson Article automobile Banks belief birds Bureaucracy BUSINESS Calamity celebration charity Child trafficking civic Clash Climate collapse Commerce Communication Corruption Court Crime crimes culture currency Cyber crime Defence Department Development Development And Industry Devotees Diplomacy disaster Drugs Earthquake Economy Education Election Electricity Embassy Employment Energy Entertainment Environment Excavation Execution exhibition Explosion export Facility Family Famine Fashion felciation festival Finance fire flood Food Food/Agriculture food/health Foreigners Forests fraud Freight Fuel FUNERAL Hajj handicapped HANG Health Hiousing History Hotel Human Rights India Industry Infotainment int International internationl journalist Judiciary justice Kashmir KIDNAPPING labour Landslide language Lawyers Legislation Leisure Lifestyle lightning literature Local Manifesto Media Migrants Minorities MIRACLE mis mishap mishaps Money Laundering Moon Murder n NAB Narcotics National Nature obituary Oppotunity Petroleum Pilgrims Police POLITICS pollution Post poverty power Prison prisoners Probe project Properties Protest Railway Religion relion Rescue Rivalry Science Seafood Security Sentence Services shemales Sikh Community smoking smuggling Social Social Media Social Welfare Space sports strike Students Suicide Suicide Attack Taxation Technology telecom Terrorism Tourism Trade Trade Union Traditions Training transgender Transport Travel Tyranny Vacancies vehicle vendetaa Visa water Weapons weather wedding woman Women Working class youth
false
ltr
item
South Punjab News : Human Traffickers kill 12 migrants trying to flee Libya camp: UN
Human Traffickers kill 12 migrants trying to flee Libya camp: UN
“The survivors spoke of torture abuse and exploitation at the hands of traffickers – some being held in captivity for up to three years,” the statement added.
https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-HzdY8y3YrFw/WxLZZK50-aI/AAAAAAAA9Bo/9m-8P_NZ-N8iuBztwpwrfb857DBYrrGCwCLcBGAs/s400/mig.jpg
https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-HzdY8y3YrFw/WxLZZK50-aI/AAAAAAAA9Bo/9m-8P_NZ-N8iuBztwpwrfb857DBYrrGCwCLcBGAs/s72-c/mig.jpg
South Punjab News
http://www.southpunjabnews.com/2018/06/human-traffickers-kill-12-migrants.html
http://www.southpunjabnews.com/
http://www.southpunjabnews.com/
http://www.southpunjabnews.com/2018/06/human-traffickers-kill-12-migrants.html
true
949454145819430215
UTF-8
Not found any posts VIEW ALL Readmore Reply Cancel reply Delete By Home PAGES POSTS View All RECOMMENDED FOR YOU LABEL ARCHIVE SEARCH ALL POSTS Not found any post match with your request Back Home Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat January February March April May June July August September October November December Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec just now 1 minute ago $$1$$ minutes ago 1 hour ago $$1$$ hours ago Yesterday $$1$$ days ago $$1$$ weeks ago more than 5 weeks ago Followers Follow THIS CONTENT IS PREMIUM Please share to unlock Copy All Code Select All Code All codes were copied to your clipboard Can not copy the codes / texts, please press [CTRL]+[C] (or CMD+C with Mac) to copy