Libya: Africans Trying to Reach Europe Sold Into Slavery

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BBC Africa is reporting Africans trying to migrate to Europe are being sold into “slave markets” in Libya. The BBC reports:

“Victims told International Organization for Migrants (IOM) that after being detained by people smugglers or militia groups, they were taken to town squares or car parks to be sold. Migrants with skills like painting or tiling would fetch higher prices, the head of the IOM in Libya told the BBC…Hundreds of young sub-Saharan African men have been caught up in the so-called slave markets, according to the IOM report.”

Reportedly, the women are being sold to private Libyans as “sex slaves.”

PBS Newshour reported on the crisis in September 30, 2016:

Read more of this post at  BBC Africa. Read more about African Migrants in Libya on The Burton Wire.

Read the International Organization for Migration report here.

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