Libya DT cen­tres ‘ter­ri­ble’

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THE UN agency for mi­gra­tion is try­ing to im­prove “ter­ri­ble” con­di­tions for mi­grants de­tained in Libya, and repa­tri­ate those will­ing and able to go home. “I think there are some­where around 31 or 32 de­ten­tion cen­tres, and around half are con­trolled by, or are in the ar­eas con­trolled by, the gov­ern­ment,” Laura Thomp­son of the In­ter­na­tional Or­gan­i­sa­tion for Mi­gra­tion said on Wed­nes­day af­ter a mi­gra­tion con­fer­ence in Costa Rica.

“I don’t think that any­body knows” how many peo­ple are be­ing kept in the fa­cil­i­ties, where con­di­tions were ex­tremely bad, she said. — AFP

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