Concern About Violence Against African Migrants in Libya

The National Transitional Council must get a grip on armed anti-Gaddafi groups to stop reprisal attacks and arbitrary arrests, Amnesty International has warned as it released a major report into human rights violations during the Libyan conflict.

About 30 Nigerians are living in cramped quarters in Tripoli’s Grigaresh neighborhood, afraid to go outside due to harassment and arrests of sub-Saharan Africans.



  • Tensions Rise Over Migrants in Libya

    Al Jazeera
    Publication Date:
    4 September 2011

    Migrants from across sub-Saharan Africa are scattered around Tripoli, hiding where they believe they won't be spotted by rebel fighters who suspect ... see more »

A masked armed man argues with the wife of a detainee, who is seeking information about her husband.

  • Libya:   Rebels Now Target 'Blacks'

    Monitor, 29 August 2011

    A Ugandan trapped in Tripoli has said rebels consolidating their hold on the Libyan capital are targeting, and killing, black Africans they suspect to have fought as mercenaries… Read more »

  • Libya:   Sub-Saharan Africans Targeted

    UNHCR, 26 August 2011

    UN High Commissioner for Refugees Antonio Guterres has issued a strong call for sub-Saharan Africans to be protected in Libya as reports emerge from Tripoli of people being… Read more »

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