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November 30, 2017

Canada is indignant at slave trade in Libya

Canada strongly condemns the trade with African migrants in Libya, the country’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau declared, Ukrinform’s correspondent reports. 

“Canada condemns the migrant slave trade taking place in Libya. The targeting of desperate migrants from Africa – vulnerable children, women, and men struggling to find a home and a place of rest – is abhorrent and despicable,” Trudeau said. 

He promised that Canada would not “stay silent in the face of such inhumane atrocities.” 

“While it is clear that the Libyan Government is investigating this horrific injustice, and humanitarian organizations have launched efforts to help the victims, more must be done to address the situation,” the Prime Minister noted. 

Trudeau urged all of the UN members to implement and respect the Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking, Especially Women and Children. 

“We must work together to recognize and protect the human rights and dignity of all people. The international community must take action to end the exploitation and trafficking of innocent people,” the Prime Minister noted. 

He added that Canada would continue “its work to eradicate human trafficking and support all international efforts to bring those who prey on vulnerable people to justice.” 

It is known that mass media have informed earlier that after the overthrow of the regime of Muammar Gaddafi, the slave markets appeared to offer the residents of African countries, who were trying to reach Europe through Libya with the purpose of migration.