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    Study shows sexual torture widespread for migrants seeking Europe

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    Boys forced to rape their sisters, women sexually assaulted until they bleed to death and men's genitals cut off: Survivors reveal 'unbelievable' horrors faced by refugees in Libya

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    Previous studies have found that nearly all women who cross from North Africa have been raped or sexually abused along the journey, but this report found that the danger was likely nearly as prevalent among men.

    The graphic study based on dozens of interviews with aid workers and migrants was released on Monday by the Women's Refugee Commission.

    AFRICAN NEWSStudy Shows Majority Of African Migrants In Libya Face Rape And Torture Trying To Reach Europe

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    A new study by an N.G.O. has revealed that many African migrants attempting to reach Europe are often raped and tortured and also forced into incestual relationships.  The study says smugglers, especially in Libya, torture migrants and film the attacks on Skype to extract ransom money from their families.

    Male migrants raped and sexually abused as routinely as women, study finds

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    “Sexual violence against female and male refugees and migrants appears to be widespread along the migration route, particularly in Libya, where profoundly cruel and brutal sexual violence and torture are perpetrated in official detention centres and clandestine prisons, during random stops and checkpoints, and in the context of forced labour and enslavement. The fact that refugees and migrants crossing the Mediterranean are intercepted and forced back into this violence is untenable,” [said Sarah Chynoweth, author of the report].

    Migrants 'hijack merchant ship that rescued them off of Libya and are heading towards Lampedusa or Malta', claims Matteo Salvini, who vows: 'They'll only see Italy through a telescope'

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    A new study carried out by the Women's Refugee Commission has revealed that migrants travelling to Europe are being raped and tortured.

    'More Than One Million Pains': Sexual violence on the way to Italy

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    Migrants and refugees who travel to Italy face a high risk of sexual violence both during the journey and after they arrive. Among the victims are men and boys, yet their stories are not often heard. A report by the Women's Refugee Commission (WRC) details some of their testimonies of suffering.

    Read part 2 of this story.

    Alarm over ‘widespread and repeated’ sexual abuse of refugee men and boys in Libya

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    Daniel Johnson of UN News interviews Sarah Chynoweth, author of our new report “More Than One Million Pains”: Sexual Violence Against Men and Boys on the Central Mediterranean Route to Italy.

    New Research Shows Widespread Sexual Violence, Torture Against Refugee and Migrant Men and Boys in Libya and Along the Central Mediterranean Route to Italy

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    The Women’s Refugee Commission (WRC) released the second in a series of groundbreaking studies looking into sexual violence against men and boys affected by conflict. The report launched today, “‘More Than One Million Pains’: Sexual Violence Against Men and Boys on the Central Mediterranean Route to Italy,” explores one of the most dangerous migration passageways in the world and the nature and characteristics of sexual violence perpetrated against men and boys along this route and when they reach Italy.

    Migrants in Libya face horrific sexual violence (video)

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    Libya: Widespread Torture and Rape Documented in Libya's Refugee Camps

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     "On their journey through the desert, many refugees are kidnapped by human traffickers and armed groups or taken to official prisons," Sarah Chynoweth, the study's author, told DW. She explained that violence, including sexual torture, is common in these camps: "It is filmed in order to put pressure on families to send money for their relatives' release. Those who cannot pay are resold or murdered."

    Widespread torture and rape documented in Libya's refugee camps

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    "On their journey through the desert, many refugees are kidnapped by human traffickers and armed groups or taken to official prisons," Sarah Chynoweth, the study's author, told DW. She explained that violence, including sexual torture, is common in these camps: "It is filmed in order to put pressure on families to send money for their relatives' release. Those who cannot pay are resold or murdered."

    Migrants in Libya face horrific sexual violence (video)

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    Study: Sexual violence against migrant men and boys on the way to Italy widespread

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    Sexual violence can be a reason for people to leave their homes and make their way to Italy, but it is also worryingly prevalent along the route to Italy too. In their study "More than one Million Pains: Sexual violence against men and boys on the central Mediterranean route to Italy" published March 25, the Women's Refugee Commission (WRC) found that "sexual violence, including sexual torture, against female and male refugees and migrants appears widespread in Libya." 

    Study: Sexual torture widespread for migrants seeking Europe

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    Migrants trying to reach Europe face routine rape and sexual torture throughout their journey and especially in Libya, with men facing abuse nearly as routinely as women, according to a study based on dozens of interviews with aid workers and migrants.

    The graphic study released Monday by the Women’s Refugee Commission comes as Europe has blocked rescues at sea and outsourced its migration policy to Libya’s coast guard instead. 

    Study: Sexual Torture Widespread for Migrants Seeking Europe

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     Migrants trying to reach Europe face routine rape and sexual torture throughout their journey and especially in Libya, with men facing abuse nearly as routinely as women, according to a study based on dozens of interviews with aid workers and migrants.

    The graphic study released Monday by the Women's Refugee Commission comes as Europe has blocked rescues at sea and outsourced its migration policy to Libya's coast guard instead.

    Darum gehen Libyens Milizen immer brutaler gegen Migranten vor

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    Es ist eine traurige Gewissheit, dass so ziemlich jede Frau, die durch Libyen nach Europa flüchten will, Opfer sexueller Gewalt wird. Doch kaum bekannt ist bisher, dass auch Jungen und Männer - die überwiegende Mehrheit der Migranten - vergewaltigt werden. Inzwischen scheinen die brutalen Übergriffe dermaßen verbreitet, dass fast jeder betroffen ist. Zu diesem Ergebnis kommt eine neue Studie der renommierten internationalen Organisation "Women's Refugee Commission", die in Italien Überlebende befragt und mit humanitären Helfern gesprochen hat.

    Refugees face routine sexual violence in Libyan detention centres – report

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    Refugees and  migrants trying to reach Europe from Africa are being subjected to horrific and routine sexual violence in Libyan detention centres, a survey has found.

    Sarah Chynoweth, the lead researcher on the report, said: “Profoundly cruel and brutal sexual violence and torture are perpetrated in official detention centers and clandestine prisons, during random stops and checkpoints, and in the context of forced labor and enslavement. The fact that refugees and migrants crossing the Mediterranean are intercepted and forced back into this violence is untenable.”

    “More Than One Million Pains”: Sexual Violence Against Men and Boys on the Central Mediterranean Route to Italy

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    The Women’s Refugee Commission (WRC) conducted a qualitative exploratory study to examine the nature and characteristics of sexual violence perpetrated against refugee and migrant men and boys traveling the central Mediterranean route to Italy. 

    Study: Sex torture of migrants _ men and women _ widespread

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    Migrants trying to reach Europe face routine rape and sexual torture throughout their journey — and especially in Libya — with men facing abuse nearly as routinely as women, according to a study based on dozens of interviews with aid workers and migrants. ... Smugglers torture migrants and film it to extract ransom payments from their families, and to thin the number of people in their unofficial prisons, according to the study. Previous studies have found that nearly all women who cross from North Africa have been raped or sexually abused along the journey; this one found that the danger was likely nearly as prevalent among men. 

    Study: Sexual torture widespread for migrants seeking Europe

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