Libya: Hundred of migrants escaped from camp held by traffickers in Bani Walid
May 28, 2018
More than a hundred migrants escaped last week from a smuggling camp in Bani Walid, in Western Libya, local sources and international organizations report. Among them, the NGO "Doctors Without Borders" (MSF) reported that 25 people were injured by bullets during the escape.
#Libye : le 23 mai au soir, plus d’une centaine de #réfugiés et #migrants ont réussi à s’échapper d’une prison clandestine à Bani Walid. Lors de cette évasion 25 blessés par balles ont été transportés à l’hôpital général. https://t.co/5s5VKcnobZ pic.twitter.com/B7cq79GOsm
— MSF France (@MSF_france) 25 maggio 2018
MSF said that, according to survivors, at least 15 people died while trying to flee the secret prison in Bani Walid and at least 40 people, mainly women, remained imprisoned. "Scars caused by electrocution and old infected wounds give an idea of the hardships they have experienced. People are traumatized and the majority are unaccompanied minors," the source reported.
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