Libya Confirms It Is Detaining “Pushed Back” Eritreans

Reuters reported that the Libyan Foreign Ministry confirmed there are approximately 400 Eritreans being held in detention centres in Libya and that 245 of these Eritreans were turned over to Libyan authorities after being intercepted at sea by Italian authorities.   Italian officials have previously questioned whether any of the Eritreans in question had been subjected to the Italian push-back practice.

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