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Six Migrants Shot Dead’ At Tripoli Detention Centre In Libya

At least six migrants were shot and killed Friday, October 8 at a Tripoli detention centre in Libya.

According to the director of the United Nations migration agency’s Libya mission, more allegedly fled the facility and congregated in adjacent streets.

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According to Federico Soda, the International Organization for Migration’s Libya mission director, IOM, overcrowding sparked pandemonium at the Ghot Shaal centre, with individuals sleeping in the open and various security personnel present, .

“Shooting began,” he said, noting that at least six individuals had been murdered.

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Over the last week, Libyan security forces have clamped down on migrants, refugees, and asylum seekers, arresting more than 5,000.

The United Nations refugee agency said earlier on Friday it was increasingly alarmed about the situation for migrants and refugees in Libya after more than 5,000 were arrested in the recent crackdown. Some detainees have allegedly been subjected to severe physical and sexual violence.

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“The raids, which also involved the demolition of many unfinished buildings and makeshift houses, have created widespread panic and fear among asylum seekers and refugees in the capital,” it said in a statement.

Hundreds of thousands of migrants have arrived in Libya, some seeking passage to Europe and others seeking employment in the world’s largest oil producer.

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