IOM: 6 immigrants killed, 24 injured in shooting at Tripoli detention center

The United Nations International Organization for Migration (IOM) said six immigrants were killed and 24 others were injured in Ghout Al-Shaal in Tripoli after shooting following riot and escape attempts.

IOM condemned what it said was the use of live bullets against immigrants who were protesting dire detention conditions, adding that over 3400 immigrants were detained, including women and children, in a crowded Ghout Al-Shaal detention center.

IOM said that its teams transferred four injured immigrants to a private clinic and 11 others to a local public hospital, adding that 1000 immigrants had been waiting for months to be repatriated.

IOM said there are about 10.000 immigrants in detention centers in Libya, adding that Libyan authorities should stop using excessive force, end arbitrary detention and resume repatriation flights to allow the immigrants to leave.


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