Libya: Migrants have always been victims of rape in Libya both in official detention centers and in clandestine centers.
Migrants have always been victims of rape in Libya in both official and clandestine detention centers. What has changed today is that we know it, whereas five years ago, public opinion was not ready to hear stories of rape. She did not understand the degree of violence that migrants experienced in Libyan detention centers.
The Libyan territory is shared by hundreds of militias who are fighting a war for parts of territory but also for the management of migration channels. All militias have clandestine detention centers in which armed men detain and abuse migrants, including sexual violence.
Although it is difficult to talk about it, it is important for migrants to address the issue of rape when they are interviewed for their asylum application, especially if there have been reoccurrences. To best document what happened to a person in Libya, one must try to find out where the person was detained, by whom (which militia) and for how long.
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