UN 'deeply concerned' at migrants allegedly held for ransom in Libya

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Video shows a number of Somalis and Ethiopians, who appear to have been starved and beaten, saying they are being held for ransom

The United Nations migration agency expressed deep concern for around 260 Somali and Ethiopian migrants allegedly held and mistreated by criminal gangs in Libya, saying it believed that a harrowing video of them posted on social media was authentic.

The International Organization for Migration said a video posted on Facebook earlier this month showed “abused Somalis and Ethiopians … huddled fearfully in a concrete room”.

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