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Video: Somali Refugees Enslaved in Libya Return Home

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. Eleven Somali refugees held captive in Libya for years have returned home. Many African refugees have been tortured and some were sold as slaves in the country, which was used as a transit hub […]

Video: Slave Trade in Libya – Counting the Cost

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. The UN-backed government in Libya said it’s looking into allegations that African migrants are being sold at ‘slave markets’ in Libya. According to reports, the trade works by preying on the tens of thousands […]

UN Chief “Horrified” by Libyan Slavery Reports

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres (pictured) has said he is horrified by recent video footage showing migrants being sold as slaves in Libya: “I am horrified at news reports and video footage showing African migrants in Libya reportedly being sold as slaves. I abhor these appalling acts and call upon all competent authorities to investigate these […]

Video: Libya to Investigate “Slave Auction” Footage

From AFP. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. Libya will investigate alleged slave trading in the country, the internationally recognised government announced Sunday, following the release of video footage appearing to show migrants being auctioned off: Watch on YouTube