FTDES denounces return to slavery in Libya and calls on Tunisian government to act | Tunisia News Gazette

FTDES denounces return to slavery in Libya and calls on Tunisian government to act

The Tunisian Forum for Economic and Social Rights (FTDES) denounced Monday the return to slavery in some Libyan regions and the sale of African migrants who have failed to continue their irregular migration route to the north shore of the Mediterranean.

The FTDES called in a press release all the civil society components and the democratic forces in Tunisia and in the world to combat such practices and the Tunisian government to take a clear stance on these practices taking place in a neighbouring country, especially as Tunisia had been among the 1st countries in the world to have abolished slavery since the 19th century.

On Sunday evening, France 24 news channel broadcasted information announcing the opening of a survey on slavery in Libya by Vice Chairman of the Presidential Council of Libya Ahmed Miitig, following the broadcast of media reports on a prosperous trade of slaves in the suburbs of Tripoli.

The American channel CNN had broadcast auctions of African migrants, which provoked strong reactions internationally denouncing such practices.

CNN indicated that it had informed the Libyan authorities of the situation and provided all the evidence it held to the Attorney General of the International Criminal Court.

Source: TAP News Agency

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