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August 9, 2022
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Europe silent on plight of detainees in Libya, says migration chief

Federico Soda said there needed to be ‘more condemnation’ of the conditions in state-run detention centres in Libya

Europe has been accused by a senior international official of acquiescence over the plight of thousands of migrants in Libya held in arbitrary detention in “deplorable conditions”.

Federico Soda, chief of mission at the International Organisation for Migration’s mission in Libya, said not enough was being done by outside actors to try to change the war-torn country’s “environment of arbitrary detention and deplorable conditions” for migrants.

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