Speak Free: EU must step up to end slavery in Libya - FreedomUnited.org

Speak Free: EU must step up to end slavery in Libya

  • Published on
    October 2, 2019
  • Written by:
    Jamison Liang
  • Category:
    Forced Labor
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The world was shocked when news of slave markets in Libya broke two years ago, but since then cases of modern slavery in Libya have evolved considerably. And they are all linked back to migrant detention centers and the money and power fueling their existence.

The European Union has a critical role to play in ending human trafficking and forced labor tied to Libya’s migrant detention centers. It must stop supporting the Libyan Coastguard to intercept boats in the Mediterranean Sea and returning innocent migrants and asylum seekers to these horrendous facilities. We’re backing the growing global call for all migrant detention centers to be shut in Libya and for refugees to be resettled in safe third countries.

Here’s a look at what you and experts on the issue have had to say:

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