IOM: Libya's Detention of Migrants Rescued at Sea Cruel and Must End

The Head of the UN Migration Agency, William Lacy Swing, is appealing to Libyan authorities to stop detaining migrants intercepted or rescued at sea by the Coast Guard after trying to cross the Mediterranean to Europe. The International Organization for Migration praises Libya's dramatically stepped up anti-smuggler operations.  With European Union support, it notes the number of migrants rescued in Libya's territorial waters and brought back to shore has greatly increased. IOM...

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