Libya Militias Conscript Migrants to Work in Weapons Workshop

For months they were sent day and night to a workshop inside the Tajoura detention center

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Debris covers the ground after an airstrike at a detention center in Tajoura, east of Tripoli in Libya, Wednesday, July 3, 2019. VOA

Migrants who survived the deadly airstrike on a Libyan detention center say they had been conscripted by a local militia to work in an adjacent weapons workshop.

Two migrants told The Associated Press on Thursday that for months they were sent day and night to a workshop inside the Tajoura detention center, which housed hundreds of African migrants.

A young migrant who has been held for nearly two years at Tajoura says “we clean the anti-aircraft guns. I saw a large amount of rockets and missiles too.”

The migrants spoke on condition of anonymity for fear of reprisal.

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Migrants who survived the deadly airstrike on a Libyan detention center say they had been conscripted. Pixabay

Libya’s warring parties are trading accusations for Wednesday’s strike, which killed at least 44 migrants.

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Aid agencies say even after the strikes, there is no plan for evacuating the facility. (VOA)

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