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Libya migrant ‘slave marketplace’ footage sparks outrage

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The International Migration Organization says it has amassed proof of slavery in Libya

The African Union (AU) has expressed outrage after footage emerged showing to turn sub-Saharan migrants being bought at slave markets in Libya.

On the video, offered by the use of CNN this week, younger males are noticed being auctioned off as farm team of workers.

The AU chairman, President Alpha Conde of Guinea, demanded prosecutions over a “despicable” industry “from another era”.

Migrants attempting to achieve Europe have spoken of being held by the use of smugglers and compelled to art work for very little cash.

The footage offered by the use of CNN seems to turn youths from Niger and different sub-Saharan world places being bought to consumers for more or less $400 (£300) at undisclosed places in Libya.

“These modern slavery practices must end and the African Union will use all the tools at its disposal,” Mr Conde discussed.

Libya has opened an investigation into the practice, CNN reported on Friday.

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Many 1000’s of migrants every 12 months take a look at to achieve Europe by the use of crossing the Mediterranean

In April, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) discussed it had amassed proof of slavery in Libya.

African migrants ‘bought in slave markets’

The IOM’s leader a large gamble for Libya, Othman Belbeisi, prompt the BBC on the time that migrants had been priced in keeping with their abilities.

“Apparently they don’t have money and their families cannot pay the ransom, so they are being sold to get at least a minimum benefit from that,” he discussed.

“The price is definitely different depending on your qualifications, for example if you can do painting or tiles or some specialised work then the price gets higher.”

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