MSF documents migrant abuse in Tripoli detention centres

Dec 6, 2023 | Libyan actors

On 6 December, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) published a report called “You’re going to die here” – Abuse in Abu Salim and Ain Zara detention centres in which the organisation find that refugees, asylum seekers and migrants held inside detention centres in Tripoli have been assaulted, sexually abused, beaten, killed and systematically deprived of the most basic humane conditions, including proper access to food, water, sanitation and medical care. They stressed that thousands of people, including women and children, continue to be arbitrarily detained in these centres. MSF is calling for ‘an end to arbitrary detention in Libya’ and for all refugees, asylum seekers and migrants to be released from detention centres and provided with meaningful protection, safe shelter and to safe and legal pathways out of Libya.