Libya to close three migrant detention centres

epa07692752 A general view of the Tajoura detention center in Tripoli's, Libya, 03 July 2019. according to media reports, At least 44 people killed and 130 were injured after strike hit the Tajoura detention center held at least 600 refugees were attempting to reach Europe from Libya. The parties disputed didn't claimed any responsibility for the attack. EPA-EFE/STR

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Libya plans to shut down three of its biggest migration detention centres, the country’s Interior Minister Fathi Bashagha has announced.

The centres in question are in Misrata, Tajoura and Khoms.

It follows criticism that migrants were being returned to Tajoura after it was hit by a deadly missile attack in July.

Tajoura Detention Centre is also close to the fighting between the UN-recognised government in the capital, Tripoli, and the Benghazi-based Libyan National Army which has vowed to take over the city.



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