Credits: Info Migrants

In recent years terrifying accounts and images of migrants’ suffering in Libya, especially in the country’s detention centres, have spread across the world. The migrants’ journey through Libya is divided up into several stages, with each leg characterized by its own cruel reality. InfoMigrants has spoken with a source in Libya, who is familiar with the mechanisms of the smuggling networks and how migrants are moved inside the country before they are finally put on boats to Europe. In this part of our series we take you through the last leg of their journey to Tripoli, with details we have never shared before.

In this second part of our two-part series, our well-informed source in Libya describes how the detention mechanisms in Libya work and how the smugglers transport migrants, as well as the connection between some smuggling networks and police and law enforcement officers. (Click here to read part one).

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