The European Union has a policy of sending migrants back to Libya after they're intercepted in the Mediterranean Sea. But in Libya, they're held in abysmal detention centers — and some rights groups say that makes the EU complicit in an airstrike Wednesday that killed over 40 migrants.
In February 2017, Italy and Libya signed an agreement to try to slow the arrival of migrants across the Mediterranean from Africa to Europe, with Italy giving logistical and financial support to Libya's coast guard. Since then, migrant sea arrivals in Europe have declined, and so have drownings, but many migrants returned to Libya face abusive detention.
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Hundreds of anti-government protesters have clashed with police and supporters of Colonel Gaddafi in Libya's second city, in the latest display of unrest in the Arab world. Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with the BBC's Rana Jawad in Libya.
A few weeks ago we spoke to Munsif El-Buri, a Libyan political dissident living in Missouri. At the time, he said that what happened in Tunisia and Egypt would have an effect on Libya. He was right, Libya is currently experiencing it's own protests.
Taking cues from Egypt and Tunisia, Libyans hope to use social networking sites like Twitter and Facebook to mobilize the popular support necessary to topple Qaddafi's nearly forty-year regime. Do Libyan protesters have a chance to make a change?
Ahmed Almegaryaf is a Libyan-American whose uncle is an opposition leader. And Abdulla Darrat, founding member of Khalas, hopes to provide a network of information for Libyans at home and abroad. We get reactions on the current situation from both.