- Created: Monday, 11 August 2014 12:11
5 August 2014 – As violence escalates in Libya, the United Nations today said it was deeply concerned for the safety of thousands of refugees and asylum-seekers who are currently stranded in areas heavily damaged by the continuous fighting.
According to government's information, there had been incidents where the Eritrean authorities have refused consular access to detained foreign nationals. Hence, the government underlined that the government may not be able to promptly help travellers that may be detained in Eritrea.
The migrant had been inside the wire of the Libyan detention centre for just 10 minutes when the beatings began. Picked up by police in Tripoli he knew that, without money or papers, and from Eritrea, he was at the bottom of the pecking order.