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Libya should close migrant detention centres: IOM
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Libya should close migrant detention centres: IOM

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United Nations, Sep 21 : The death of a Sudanese man in Libya who was shot after being returned to shore by the coast guard, has been condemned by UN humanitarian agencies, who has reiterated their call for the country’s migrant detention centres to close.

According to the International Organisation for Migration, IOM, the man was among more than 100 migrants “resisting being sent back to detention centres”, when shots were fired in the air at Abusitta in Tripoli on Thursday.

Some 5,000 migrant women, children and men are still detained in Libya in conditions described as “inhumane” by IOM. (UNI)