ANSA Video Shows Libyan Rebel Forces Abusing Sub-Saharan Migrants

ANSA has posted a cell phone video reportedly made by a Nigerian migrant who is now in Lampedusa.  The ANSA article says the video was taken in Kufra, near the Libya-Sudan border, but does not say when the video was taken.  According to ANSA the video shows a group of migrants blocked by anti-government forces. “The refugees, including some children can be seen, their hands are tied by the military and are forced to grovel. The images show men in uniform, armed with machine guns Kalashnikov, striking the immigrants with some whips.”

(“I profughi, tra i quali si notano alcuni minori, hanno le mani legate e sono costretti dai militari a strisciare per terra. Le immagini riprendono gli uomini in divisa, armati con mitra Kalasnikov, mentre colpiscono gli immigrati con alcuni frustini.”)

Click here for article and here for video. (IT)

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