Posts Tagged ‘slavery’

Amnesty accuses EU of complicity in human rights violations in Libya

  • 12 December 2017 - 11:37
Amnesty accuses EU of complicity in human rights violations in Libya

Amnesty International organization accused European governments of complicity in torture and abuses against refugees and migrants in Libya, citing the European Union's support for these actions. In a report published on Tuesday, the organization said the EU's support to Libya in efforts to...

Libyan journalists slam Amnesty International as “hate speech advocate”

  • 3 December 2017 - 21:16
Libyan journalists slam Amnesty International as “hate speech advocate”

Libyan journalists have issued a statement condemning the post on the Amnesty International Facebook page that alleged that slave markets are deeply rooted in Libya, by saying on a photo post "you can buy two person for the price of a mobile phone in Libya." 106 journalists signed Sunday the...

US President tells the world “CNN is Fake News” but adopts its slavery claims on Libya

  • 29 November 2017 - 15:31
US President tells the world “CNN is Fake News” but adopts its slavery claims on Libya

Libyan social media users, activists and political activists have lashed out at the double standards' policy used by the US when dealing with the sources of news on the media. Since November 15 and onward and up until last Tuesday, the US has been condemning slave markets in Libya where migrants...

Chris Brown weighs in on alleged Libya slave markets

  • 28 November 2017 - 15:12
Chris Brown weighs in on alleged Libya slave markets

American Singer, Christopher Maurice Brown, AKA Chris Brown, has lamented the slave trade currently going on in Libya. Libya has recently been brought to the fore, mostly on social media, following claims of slave trade boom, alleged killings of migrants and human trafficking going on in the...

Libya has no pistachio farms: wake up France 24, say Libyans

  • 25 November 2017 - 20:57
Libya has no pistachio farms: wake up France 24, say Libyans

France 24 aired Friday a report in which an African illegal immigrant claimed he was sold four times in Libya to work in pistachio farms in south of the country. This claim has been as funny as it has been shocking to hear in Libya, as the country has not even one single pistachio farm and is...

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...

Libya to probe alleged slave auctions after CNN report came out

  • 18 November 2017 - 12:13
Libya to probe alleged slave auctions after CNN report came out

Libyan authorities have launched a formal investigation into slave auctions in the country following an exclusive CNN report earlier this week, the government said Friday. "A high-level committee has been convened encompassing representatives from all the security apparatus to oversee this...