EU’s mi­grant pol­icy in­hu­man – UN of­fi­cial

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The UN hu­man rights chief says the Euro­pean Union pol­icy of help­ing Libyan au­thor­i­ties in­ter­cept mi­grants on the Mediter­ranean and re­turn them to Libya is in­hu­man. Zeid Ra’ad al Hus­sein de­cried the lot faced by 19,900 mi­grants de­tained in the North African coun­try, more than 2.5 times the num­ber in mid-Septem­ber. He ap­pealed yes­ter­day to the in­ter­na­tional com­mu­nity to face up to the “unimag­in­able hor­rors” the de­tained mi­grants are fac­ing and said the mon­i­tors were shocked at the sight of “thou­sands of ema­ci­ated and trau­ma­tised men, women and chil­dren piled on top of each other, locked up in hangars with no ac­cess to the most ba­sic ne­ces­si­ties”.

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