Almost 1,000 migrants have been intercepted and taken back to Libya by the Coast Guard and coastal security authorities, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) office in Libya revealed in a tweet.
IOM teams had been present at all disembarkation points to provide necessary assistance.
Safa Msehli, a UN migration spokesperson, said that the migrants were being detained in “appalling conditions”.
IOM Libya also appealed that “arbitrary detention must end”.
Imagery via IOM Libya