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23 October 2017

A.A., 21 anni, Pakistan

I was walking on a road in Bulgaria, along with other people, we were trying to reach the border to get to Serbia and then continue to Europe. The police came and they started insulting us, then they took the batons and started beating us all over the place. Afterward, they forced us to lie… Read more »

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29 September 2017

M., Age: 20, Ivory Coast.

I spent my last 4 months in Libya in a collection center close to Tripoli and not too far from the sea. We were about 500 people in the center. Rumor held that they weren’t going to let us depart until the center reached its full capacity. The Libyans would come every night and take… Read more »

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29 September 2017

M., Age: 27, Gambia

I was detained in a prison near Tripoli for 6 months. At one point, the guards asked me about my skills and I told them I had been a construction worker. They gave me a day trial and brought me, along with some other friends, to work with them everyday since. We would work everyday… Read more »

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29 September 2017

J., Age: 55, Pakistan

I was in Libya for 7 months and spent the entire time in prison. I paid my ransom three times but was not given my freedom in return. I’d pay my ransom and they’d would move me to another prison. The first time, I paid 2,500 dollars and was moved to a prison in Sabha.… Read more »

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29 September 2017

I., Age: 20, Ivory Coast

My partner and I left Ivory Coast about 5 months ago. We crossed Burkina Faso, then Niger and spent 40 days in Agadez. Eventually, a trafficker brought us to Sabah in Libya. In Sabah, I paid another trafficker who was supposed to bring us to Tripoli but he sold us instead. We were brought to… Read more »

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8 September 2017

L., Age: 17, from Gambia

I spent three years in Libya and was in Zwara, specifically, for the last two. I worked for the Libyan police but I didn’t really have a job. The police would use me and I couldn’t refuse. They beat me violently and threatened to kill me when I tried to object. I had been assigned… Read more »