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8 September 2017

O., Age: 18, from Nigeria

I arrived in Libya 15 months ago and haven’t had a day of freedom since. I was sold, bought and transferred between prisons multiple times until I reached the collection camp from which I departed for Italy. I spent my first 6 months at a terrible prison located in Sabha. I was beat everyday with… Read more »

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8 September 2017

I., Age: 17, from Gambia

I left Gambia in January 2014 and headed to Mauritania. I remained in Mauritania for a year working. Then, I decided to move towards Libya. I crossed Mali and Niger. I arrived in Libya about 7 months ago. I’ve spent most of my time here in prison. I was kidnaped and brought to an unofficial… Read more »

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7 August 2017

Y., 22 years old from Nigeria.

“We were rescued after 22 hours. I didn’t think I was going to make it. I also thought I was going to die while I was in Libya. I spent 1 year and four months in Libya. I was kidnaped and tortured for a long time. They wanted money from me and at one point,… Read more »

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7 August 2017

M. B. Y., Age: 22, from Cameroon

They tortured me to obtain money from my family. They broke my left hip and I couldn’t move. I was kept in these conditions, slumped over myself, for 10 months. Then, they put me on a raft one day but the motor broke after just a few hundred meters and we drifted into Tunisian waters.… Read more »

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1 August 2017

C., 25-years-old, from Ghana

“I had been in Libya for seven years. Things were going well initially but then they started to get worse. I was abducted by the Asma Boys and held hostage for more than a month. The conditions were horrible. These men would beat me daily and violently in front of everyone. At times someone would… Read more »

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1 August 2017

L., 20-years-old, from Gambia.

“I spent 11 months in a Libyan prison. I fell ill in the prison due to the terrible sanitary conditions in which we were kept. I contracted a skin disease. My entire body was full of wounds that bled and filled with puss. I was not allowed to see a doctor and worsened significantly. The… Read more »