Canada opens doors to some 750 ex-slaves from Libya

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Canada will welcome some 750 ex-slaves from Libya as refugees, Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen said on Feb. 6.

  • OTTAWA – Agence France-Presse
  • Hurriyet

The number of migrants traveling through Libya to reach Europe has increased tenfold since the fall of Moamer Kadhafi in 2011, according to the United Nations.

And their fate was highlighted – dramatically in 2017 – by multiple shipwrecks in the Mediterranean and the broadcast of a CNN report showing a Libyan slave market.

“In 2017, the world was shocked to see the harrowing images of people being sold into slavery in Libya,” the…

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