Libya to close three migrant detention centres

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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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