UN says Sudanese migrant killed in Tripoli

Migrants recaptured by Libyan security forces following an escape attempt from a detention centre in the capital Tripoli, October 8, 2021. [Photo: AFP]

A Sudanese migrant was beaten, shot and killed in Libya after escaping from a government-run detention center in the capital Tripoli, the U.N. refugee agency said on Wednesday.

The 25-year-old who arrived in Libya two years ago was detained and held in the Mabani detention center in Tripoli, one of more than 5,000 migrants detained in a massive crackdown earlier this month.

The man, from Sudan’s war-wrecked Darfur region, was beaten and shot before masked armed men took him to a hospital. He was then transferred to another hospital where he died late Tuesday.

The UNHCR has called for an investigation into the killing and for holding those responsible to account.

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