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Blog - Migrants in Libya: ‘They don’t treat us like humans’

Headline Title:  Blog - Migrants in Libya: ‘They don’t treat us like humans’ 18 September 2012 By Diana Eltahawy, Amnesty International’s Libya Researcher“They [Libyans] don’t treat us like humans. For them, we are animals or slaves”, 23-year-old Nigerian woman detained in Khoms detention centre for “irregular migrants”. On the evening of 12 September, a dispute between Eritrean and Nigerian detainees at the Khoms detention centre for “irregular migrants” had escalated into violence. During the chaos a group of Somalis chose their moment to escape.The nine guards on duty were overwhelmed…

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