EU condemns killing of migrants in Libya

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Map of Libya. Selective Focus. Getty images
Map of Libya. Selective Focus. Getty images

The European Union (EU) Delegation and EU Member State Heads of Mission to Libya on Saturday condemned the killing of dozens of migrants in western Libya.

“The European Union Delegation and EU Member State Heads of Mission condemn the murder of 30 trafficked migrants, mostly Bangladeshi nationals, on May 27 in Mezda which also resulted in others wounded,” a joint statement said.

The attack, which occurred at the town of Mezda, some 180 km southwest of the capital Tripoli, was reportedly a revenge by the family of a Libyan smuggler who has been murdered by migrants.

“We remain committed to continuing our support to the authorities in strengthening their rule of law capacities so to allow them to counter criminal networks such as the one responsible for this crime and to maximize our assistance to Libyan communities impacted by the trafficking and smuggling of migrants,” the statement said.

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