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Libya: Enslaved Migrants Sold at Auction

HeadlineNov 20, 2017
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In Libya, human rights groups are accusing the government of looking the other way as migrants are sold at auction in a modern-day slave trade. New video obtained by CNN shows men at an unknown location in Libya auctioning off enslaved sub-Saharan African migrants. One grainy cellphone video shows two enslaved men sold for 1,200 Libyan dinars—or about $800—as a man off screen promises “big strong boys for farm work.” The CNN investigation comes after the United Nations warned the EU over its support for Libya’s coast guard, as it turns back migrants trying to cross the Mediterranean and forces them into migrant camps, where they face “appalling” conditions.

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