Libya

People for sale

Source: CNN Tripoli, Libya (CNN) — “Eight hundred,” says the auctioneer. “900 … 1,000 … 1,100 …” Sold. For 1,200 Libyan dinars — the equivalent of $800. Not a used car, a piece of land, or an item of furniture. Not “merchandise” at all, but two human beings. One of […]

Italian effort to stop migrants fuels bloody battle in Libya

By maggie michael, associated press CAIRO — Oct 5, 2017, 8:20 AM ET The Associated Press WATCH Migrant Crisis: The Harrowing Plight of Refugee Families http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/italian-effort-stop-migrants-fuels-bloody-battle-libya-50298950 It began when a Libyan militia paid by Italy to stop migrants heading to Europe intercepted a group of human traffickers offshore. That confrontation […]

How France Is Making Libya Worse

Macron Is Strengthening Haftar By Jalel Harchaoui On July 25, at peace talks in Paris convened by French President Emmanuel Macron, the leaders of Libya’s two main factions—Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj of the internationally recognized Government of National Accord (GNA) in Tripoli and Marshal Khalifa Haftar of the self-styled Libyan […]

An industry built on human misery

Tracey Ferrier AAP, Petra Kaminsky DPA As nations around the world grapple with the people smuggling trade, vital questions beg answers. How many criminals are involved in smuggling? Who are they? How many desperate people are smuggled each year? And how many lives are lost along the way? Waves of desperate […]