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Africa Liberal Youth > News > ALY CONDEMNS REPORTS OF LIBYAN SLAVE TRADE
JAWAD CHAFIL
ALY NORTH AFRICA BRANCH
Media release
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CASABLANCA 29-11-2017
CASABLANCA 27/11/2107



The Africa Liberal Youth takes note and condemns in the strongest possible terms reports of the ongoing Libyan slave trade.…

ALY CONDEMNS REPORTS OF LIBYAN SLAVE TRADE




JAWAD CHAFIL
ALY NORTH AFRICA BRANCH
Media release
FOR IMMEDIATE  RELEASE
CASABLANCA 29-11-2017

CASABLANCA 27/11/2107

The Africa Liberal Youth takes note and condemns in the strongest possible terms reports of the ongoing Libyan slave trade. Due to recent media reports it has come to our attention that African migrants are being sold at auction for as little as $400. This exploitation of Africans leaving their countries looking for better prospects is not only inhumane but a blatant abuse of human rights. Libya has become a large transit hub for Africans leaving for Europe, and the Libyan government should ensure the safety of all Africans, irrespective of origin, background, class or creed. We call on the Libyan authorities, regional powers and international community to speak out against these crimes against humanity, and for those who are found to partake in such actions to be prosecuted to the full extent of the law, including internationally. The situation requires new avenues of legal migration and ensuring that smugglers and traffickers do not exploit those who are most vulnerable and marginalized. Smuggling networks often resort to ruthless actions against migrants, including torturing, extorting and detaining migrants before they face the dangerous trip to Europe across the Mediterranean. Furthermore, the instability in Libya has created a breeding ground for such actions and it is paramount that the country addresses these issues internally as well.

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