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UN: Libya brands slave auction reports as fake news02:54

UN: Libya brands slave auction reports as fake news

United Nations, United Nations, New York
November 28, 2017 at 20:31 GMT -00:00 · Published

The Deputy Permanent Representative of Libya to the UN Elmahdi Elmajerbi slammed recent reports of slave auctions in Libya at the UN Security Council in New York on Tuesday asserting that Libya is “subject to a large-scale false media campaign of defamation.”

The Libyan representative said Libya “has a large portion dark-skinned people as part of our population, especially in the south, and has absorbed in the past more than two million migrant workers from African and Arab neighbouring states for projects both in the private and public sector and they were treat well.”

Recent video footage of slave auctions in Libyan towns has led to international criticism and protests at the conditions facing migrants to Europe in the North African country.

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The Deputy Permanent Representative of Libya to the UN Elmahdi Elmajerbi slammed recent reports of slave auctions in Libya at the UN Security Council in New York on Tuesday asserting that Libya is “subject to a large-scale false media campaign of defamation.”

The Libyan representative said Libya “has a large portion dark-skinned people as part of our population, especially in the south, and has absorbed in the past more than two million migrant workers from African and Arab neighbouring states for projects both in the private and public sector and they were treat well.”

Recent video footage of slave auctions in Libyan towns has led to international criticism and protests at the conditions facing migrants to Europe in the North African country.

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