Libya: video shows traffickers beating migrants

Tortured prior to journey towards Italy

23 February, 18:41

    (ANSAmed) - LONDON, FEBRUARY 23 - Video footage published by the Daily Telegraph on Monday shows several Syrian refugees being beaten in Libya prior to boarding a boat heading towards Italy.

    Semi-nude and on their knees, the migrants are threatened by men wielding Kalashnikovs while others throw buckets of freezing water at them. The video also shows refugees being whipped, one by one, by the traffickers prior to allowing them into a building where they are kept prisoner. (ANSAmed).

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