The UN Human Rights Office (OHCHR) is «deeply concerned about the ghastly conditions in which migrants and refugees are being held in detention in Libya,» the body's spokesperson Rupert Colville said at the Palais des Nations in Geneva on Friday.
Colville said that around 22 people reportedly died of tuberculosis and other illnesses in the Zintan detention facility since last September amid... Еще «ongoing reports of disappearances and human trafficking after people were intercepted at sea by the Libyan Coast Guard and taking back to Libya.»
«The conditions at Zintan Detention Centre amount to inhuman and degrading treatment or punishment, and may also amount to torture,» he said.
The latest development follows a recent visit by the OHCHR to the Zintan Detention Centre, where 654 refugees and migrants are being held.
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