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Life Inside Libya’s Migrant Detention Centres

Why a ceasefire in Tripoli may not mean an easier life for the migrants detained in Libya. Kate Adie introduces stories from correspondents around the world.

Thousands of people have been intercepted by the Libyan coastguard as they try to reach Europe and sent to detention centres in the capital Tripoli. Gaining access to them is difficult, but that doesn’t mean those inside them have given up on trying to get their stories out. Sally Hayden hears tales of abandonment, abuse, and slavery.
Kate Adie introduces this and other stories from journalists and correspondents around the world.
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Producer: Joe Kent

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