UN human rights office ‘deeply concerned’ at Libya migrant expulsions

Libya has been forcibly expelling groups of migrants, transporting them to the border and leaving them stranded there, the UN human rights office says. It has called on Libya to stop the practice immediately.

The office of the UN human rights commissioner (OHCHR) said that other migrants from Sudan, Eritrea, Somalia and Chad — including children and pregnant women — had also been detained and had either already been expelled or might be at any moment.

In particular, the OHCHR is worried about a group of 24 Eritreans being held in the Ganfouda detention center and believed to be at risk of deportation. On December 3, they were told that the group had been transferred to the al-Kufra detention center in preparation for their deportation.

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