Libya: How Frontex Helps Haul Migrants Back To Libyan Torture Camps

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DER SPIEGEL 18/2021






SPIEGEL International







The Libyan coast guard during an interception operation: None of the refugees wants to go back.



The Libyan coast guard during an interception operation: None of the refugees wants to go back.


Foto: Sara Creta





Refugees swimming toward an NGO boat: The central Mediterranean is one of the most dangerous migration routes in the world.



Refugees swimming toward an NGO boat: The central Mediterranean is one of the most dangerous migration routes in the world.


Foto: Chris McGrath / Getty Images

“I don’t know where they’re taking me. It probably won’t be a good place.”





Migrants in detention centers in Tripoli are a lucrative business for the militias.



Migrants in detention centers in Tripoli are a lucrative business for the militias.


Foto: Sara Creta





An Ethiopian woman at the Tarik al-Sikka detention center in Tripoli: "Sexual violence, abduction for ransom, forced labor and unlawful killings."



An Ethiopian woman at the Tarik al-Sikka detention center in Tripoli: “Sexual violence, abduction for ransom, forced labor and unlawful killings.”


Foto: Sara Creta

“Frontex officials know that the Libyan coast guard is hauling refugees back to Libya and that people there face torture and inhumane treatment.”

Nora Markard, professor for international public law and international human rights



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