Month: November 2017

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23 November 2017

G., 18 years old, Eritrea

I stayed in Libia for ten months. I spent all my detention in a warehouses close to Tripoli run by a smuggler, who was a ruthless man. This man is Eritrean but he is known as Alid and helps the Libyans. Especially Somali and Eritreans are detained- incarcerated there. I believe that people end up… Read more »

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23 November 2017

M.C., 20 years old, Nigeria

As soon as I arrived in Sabha, I was detained at an informal prison called “Osopo Prison” run by Ghanaian traffickers. They put me in a cell with 80 other people, every day I suffered beating and the torture of the “Falaka” (beating on the soles of the feet). Every week my relatives were forced… Read more »

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23 November 2017

M.S., Sudan, 26 years old

I have been prisoned twice in Libya : in Bayda (Cyrenaica) and in Sabratah. I was in prison for a total of 4 months. In the two prisons, we had very little to eat and drink, we could not wash, we lived and slept stuck to each other. When they saw that we had no… Read more »

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23 November 2017

A., 20 years old Somalia

I was locked in a prison for 2 years. They were not bringing us anything to eat. They brought us food every other day and the food was just a very small piece of bread. During these two years they have been beating me, every day. They never allowed me to get up, I was… Read more »

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23 November 2017

I., 25 years old, Somalia

I have been in Libya for 7 months. I have been locked up all the time in a kind of prison or gathering camp. It was terrible. The Libyan men came and threw me to the ground. While I was lying on the ground they beat me very hard with iron pipes on the back… Read more »

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9 November 2017

F., 23 years old, Nigeria

I arrived Libya 6 months ago and was immediately taken to jail. I ran away from my country because life was too dangerous there, but Libya was even more dangerous. They raped me immediately and brought me to jail. I do not know where the prison was, I did not even have time to figure… Read more »