Posts Tagged ‘slave auctions’

France urges UN Security Council to sanction Libya over slave auctions report

  • 22 November 2017 - 20:57
France urges UN Security Council to sanction Libya over slave auctions report

The French Foreign Minister, Jean-Yves Le Drian, confirmed Wednesday that his country called on the United Nations Security Council to review the reports about mistreatment of immigrants in Libya.   Le Drian added that France will further urge the Security Council to place...

UN Secretary-General appalled at “slave market” reports in Libya

  • 20 November 2017 - 22:06
UN Secretary-General appalled at “slave market” reports in Libya

Expressing horror at news reports and videos showing African migrants in Libya allegedly being sold as slaves, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres on Monday called on the authorities to urgently investigate the situation and bring the perpetrators to justice. “Slavery has no...

France to take in African migrants evacuated form Libya to Niger by UNHCR

  • 20 November 2017 - 13:15
France to take in African migrants evacuated form Libya to Niger by UNHCR

France will be the first to welcome African refugees evacuated from Libya to NIger by the United Nations refugee agency, French officials announced Monday. After experiencing appalling living conditions at camps in the north African country, the refugees were taken to Niger on Nov 11 by the UN...