IOM: Over 680 migrants intercepted and returned to Libya on Sunday night

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IOM: Over 680 migrants intercepted and returned to Libya on Sunday night

May 17, 2021 - 22:25
Written by: RabiaGolden

The spokeswoman for the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Libya, Safa Msehli, said that the Libyan Coast Guard had intercepted more than 680 migrants off the Libyan coast on Sunday night, returning them to Libya.

Msehli said, on her Twitter account, that any support provided to the Libyan authorities must also be accompanied by the guarantee that no individual is subjected to forced detention or exposure to human rights violations.

She also warned that the support provided to the Libyan authorities on this issue will be reviewed in absence of these guarantees for the wellbeing and security of those returned to Libyan shores.