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Media Reports On The Sale Of Migrants In Libya Are Exaggerated, – Says Libyan Gov’t

Libya’s ambassador to Ghana, Sallah Koni Mustafa, described media reports about the migrants in his country as exaggerated and unnecessary. Mustapha believes the media has focused too much on his country’s negative stories

According to him, although his country faces many human rights challenges, the media have focused only on highlighting negative stories rather than positive ones.

Libya is at the heart of a controversy after images and videos of migrants sold as slaves were released by the US channel CNN, and broadcast everywhere on social networks.

It has been reported that some migrants are sold as slaves for $ 400 while others are tortured to death. This horrific situation has provoked indignation and demonstrations in Paris and other cities around the world. President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo described this situation as a “scandalous violation of human rights”.


However, in an interview with Starr FM, Mustafa pointed out that these negative reports were not necessary because his government is doing everything in its power to put an end to this horrible act and punish those responsible.

“Our government has opened an investigation into this, the credibility of these reports and the perpetrators who will be prosecuted and punished if found guilty. Media reports and exaggerations are not necessary, “he said. He further denied claims that Libyans are racists who do not consider themselves Africans. He also accused the media of not reporting the fact that there are other Africans working in Libya without being harassed.

“We have always said that Libya is an African country, Libyans are not racist, Libya is Africa and Libyans are Africans. There are thousands of people currently working in Libya, who have a well-paying job, who work in dignity without any form of harassment, but the media do not talk about it, “he said.

It should be noted that at the EU-AU summit held in Côte d’Ivoire, African and European leaders drew up plans to repatriate African migrants to Libya in their respective countries and slow down immigration.


Written by How Africa

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