UNHCR confirms release of 58 migrants from Libyan-based detention centres

UNHCR confirms release of 58 migrants from Libyan-based detention centres

November 23, 2021 - 12:23
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Written By: SafaAlharathy

Security services in Libya have set free a group of 58 asylum-seekers from two immigration centres in Tripoli, in coordination with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the UNHCR confirmed Monday.

The asylum-seekers, who were sheltering in the Ain Zara and the Sikka Road centres, were arrested during a security operation carried out by the security services in Gargaresh, west of Tripoli, in October.

Last month, Prime Minister Abdul Hamid Dbeibah visited the Ain Zara immigration center after international parties expressed concern about the humanitarian situation of migrants in the country.

The Libyan government confirmed that the immigration file is complex and called on the western world to assume their moral and legal responsibilities and not forcibly return the migrants to Libya.