10 May 2019

Revealed: human rights abuses in Libyan migrant camps

Foreign Affairs Correspondent

As many as 70 people have died trying to reach Europe after their boat capsized in the Mediterranean Sea on the way from Libya – the deadliest such accident since the start of the year.

But for anyone who attempts the perilous journey and gets sent back, the reality of what awaits is horrendous too, in what’s effectively a war zone.

Tonight we have first-hand accounts from some of the refugees inside a Libyan migrant detention camp, who describe gun attacks by militia fighters and refugees being pressganged into joining the battle. A warning: you find some of the images in this report by Paraic O’Brien distressing.