EU support for Libya contributes to 'extreme abuse' of refugees, says study

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Human Rights Watch accuses EU institutions of sustaining network of ‘inhuman and degrading’ migrant detention centres

The EU’s support for Libya’s anti-migrant policies is contributing to a cycle of “extreme abuse”, including arbitrary detention, torture, sexual violence, extortion and forced labour.

According to a report by Human Rights Watch, who interviewed 66 migrants and asylum seekers in Libya last year, EU institutions and member states are continuing to sustain a network of detention centres characterised by “inhuman and degrading” conditions where the risk of abuse is rife.

Related: Libya: child refugees abused in UK-funded detention centres

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