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

 “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.”