Two Years Ago: Human Trafficking in Libya. Ann Marlowe, Hudson Institute.

Jan 23, 2017, 01:27 AM

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Two Years Ago: Human Trafficking in Libya. Ann Marlowe, Hudson Institute.

"A pro-government militia group in Sudan says that it has saved some 115 hostages from the clutches of human traffickers in the desert along Sudan’s border with Libya and Egypt, sources say.

The chief commander of the Sudanese Rapid Support Forces (RSF) Mohamed Hamdan Dalgo told the media on Sunday that majority of the victims were from neighboring countries, including Ethiopia, Eritrea and Somalia.

The force also said it has intercepted 1,500 illegal migrants on the Sudanese-Libyan border during the last seven months.

Sudan is considered as a country of origin and transit for the illegal migration and human trafficking, as thousands cross its territories on their way to Europe through Libya or Egypt.

Sudan has been under US economic sanctions since 1997 and remains on the US list of state sponsors of terror, reports the Sudan Tribune...."

http://www.africanews.com/2017/01/09/sudan-115-migrants-intercepted-in-northern-border-with-libya/