(Must watch!)-Shocking! Detained by Militias: Libya's Migrant Trade (Part 1)

From: Berhane Habtemariam <>
Date: Wed, 16 Sep 2015 00:15:42 +0200

Note: You must Watch this barbaric and slave like treatment of African Migrants by the savage Libyan Bandits. They turn them as slaves, beggars and homeless. Surprisingly, one of the Eritrean female Migrant lies about her country a big. At list, if she and her country men/women were still in Eritrea, they had never endured this slave like treatment and inhuman degrading. What a shocking image!!!

Berhane Habtemariam
September 15, 2015 | 1:10 pm

In a desperate bid to seek a better life in Europe, thousands of refugees and migrants leave the shores of Libya and cross the perilous Mediterranean Sea every month. Over 2,000 people have died making the journey in 2015 alone.

The routes to and journey through Libya are also dangerous, however, and since the fall of Muammar Qaddafi in 2011, the country has struggled to achieve and maintain stability. Porous desert borders, rival fighters, and weak governance have left much of Libya in complete chaos.

With militias controlling large swathes of land, their attentions have turned to the people that cross their territories. The fighters assert they are bringing order to the country as they detain the refugees, yet these people's lives have become valuable commodities to the militias as they try to solidify their positions in the country.

VICE News secured exclusive access to a camp outside Tripoli, run by a militia that has seized hundreds of migrants. Food is scarce, dehydration and disease is rife, and control comes in the form of whips and warning shots. The militia claims to have the migrants' interests at heart, but what emerges is a very different story.

In part one of a two-part series, VICE News examines how Libya is struggling with the Mediterranean migrant crisis, where state-run detention centers are overcrowded and violent, and how government immigration controls are outsourced to militias, where they detain migrants en masse.

Watch "Seeking Refuge in Europe: Breaking Borders (Dispatch 1)"

Read "Germany Enacts Border Controls After Overwhelming Influx of Migrants and Refugees" 

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