African Union probes videos showing torturing of Sudanese citizens in Libya

  • Libyan Express |
  • Monday 22 January 2018

Sudanese nationals demanded their government intervene and protect its citizens overseas, following the emergence of videos showing Sudanese citizens being beaten and abused in different parts of Libya.

The African Union (AU) announced on Sunday through the Commissioner of Social Affairs, Amira Al-Fadil, that it will investigate recent videos showing Sudanese nationals being tortured in Libya.

Al-Fadil said the videos of Sudanese nationals being tortured in Libya were recent, adding that an investigation had been opened by the AU.

Sudanese nationals demanded their government intervene and protect its citizens overseas, following the emergence of videos showing Sudanese citizens being beaten and abused in different parts of Libya.

Activists circulated on social media for the past two days videos showing Sudanese citizens being tortured in Libya, without any details of the parties involved in the torture or the cause of the torture.

The AU Commissioner said that her previous visit to Libya, which came in the wake of a video showing African citizens being sold in a slavery auction in Libya, resulted in the return of more than 8000 African migrants to their countries in cooperation with the International Organization for Migration, including 129 Sudanese.

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