[News] UN Investigating Libya Slave Trade

Footage from CNN showing African migrants being sold in Libya has shocked the world

LIBYA’s UN-sponsored authorities said it become investigating reports of African migrants being sold as slaves and promised to deliver the perpetrators to justice.

Footage broadcast via CNN confirmed African migrants being traded in Libya sparked a worldwide outcry and protests in Europe and Africa.

“There were direct commands issued to shape an investigative committee in an effort to discover the truth and to capture the wrongdoers, and people accountable, and positioned them before the judiciary,” Libyan Interior Minister Aref al-Khodja informed journalists in Tripoli.

“We are now currently looking forward to the effects of the investigations which I consider are coming to a close.”

“We call on local and international bodies to cooperate with the Attorney General’s Office and provide any information that helps to reveal the truth,” the U.N.-backed government’s presidency said in a statement.

“We, in Libya, are victims of illegal migration and we are not a source for it,” it added, appealing to foreign powers to help stop flows from migrants’ countries of origin and across Libya’s southern borders.

Since the news broke, protests have been taking place across Europe including London, Paris, Sweden and Brussels.

Parisians gathered outside the Libya Embassy, to protest the migrant auctions. One protester told France 24: “We have to mobilize. We can’t let this kind of thing happen. “Did we really need to see such shocking pictures before taking a stand? I don’t think so.”

Famous figures have also spoken out on the disheartening news, with supermodel Naomi Campbell using Instagram as a means to bring awareness to the issue.

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