Libyan website Akhbar Libya reported that the authorities checked the information channel CNN about the sale into slavery of migrants from Africa. The Minister of internal Affairs promised to soon publish the test results and begin the trial of the «slave owners».
This week CNN aired a story about the slave market in Libya, where they sold dozens of migrants from Africa who are stuck in Libya on the way to Europe. The sellers are the smugglers, who promised to deliver migrants to Italy. For each prisoner the sellers asking from 300 to 450 euros. According to the channel, like the slave markets are organized in Libya once or twice per month.
The UN high Commissioner for human rights Zeid RA’ad al Hussein has already strongly condemned the deterioration of the conditions of migrants in Libya and urged the international community to fight the new phenomenon.