Palestinian migrant, Osama Murad, travelled to Libya with the hope of reaching Europe.
Yet he was kidnapped and arrested by an armed group that took him to Libyan intelligence in Tripoli. He soon found himself locked up in a Libyan detention center, where he says Libyan forces subjected him and other migrants to forced labor and torture.
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Murad’s experience reveals the the extent abuses at the hands of Libyan state institutions.
Al Arabiya reports:
Murad and other Palestinian migrants were locked up for four months before the Palestinian embassy in Libya managed to intervene and secure their release.
Most migrants have not been so lucky, with hundreds still being held in immigration detention centers where they face inhumane living conditions and exploitation.
Despite clear evidence from Murad’s case and countless others who have managed to escape Libyan detention centers, the Libyan state has done little curb the abuses of migrants and refugees.
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