Migrant slavery in Libya: Nigerians tell of being used as slaves

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The European Union is working with Libyan coastguards to reduce the number of migrants crossing the Mediterranean Sea

But many of those intercepted end up in detention centres in Libya, where some migrants say they are used as slaves, as the BBC’s Stephanie Hegarty found when she spoke to some Nigerians who have just returned home.

Slavery 1a Louisa Gouliamaki LLLLAs evening falls on Benin City, outside the mildewed 1960s block of one of the city’s many hotels, a group of men and women are sitting on a scattering of plastic chairs, under a sign advertising “exotic cocktails” and…

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