According to journalist Sally Hayden, nearly 1000 refugees are stuck in a Tripoli prison without water or food after heavy fighting broke out over the past days. The prison guards fled the scene, leaving these people in a precarious situation. Sally was in contact with a group of 500 refugees for a few days, including women and children and these photos are screenshots of her communications with them. When you read them, you get an idea of what kind of hell Europe has turned Libya into.
Libya is a war zone and not a place for refugees to be returned to. Europe, by funding and training the Libyan coastguards, by disengaging from search and rescue operations off the coast of Libya, and by criminalising NGOs that conduct vital rescue operations there, is directly implicated in the violent return of thousands into these inhumane conditions.
You can read more and get updates from Sally’s account on twitter: @sallyhayd.
Libya is a war zone and not a place for refugees to be returned to