Life is tough for an immigrant in Ghadames

By Marcus Rhinelander.

Tripoli, 18 April:

The town of Ghadames sits at the junction of three countries - Libya, Algeria, and Tunisia –  and is an oasis in the desert waste. Not surprisingly, it has always been a magnet for illegal immigrants to Libya. A recent visit to the town showed that the problem continues, with dozens of Africans crossing the border illegally each week. And along with illegal immigration, human rights violations are occurring, supposedly by the police themselves.

Last Friday, seventeen African migrants squatted along a low wall, hiding from the sun in the no-man . . .

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