African Union condemns deadly air strike on Libyan migrant detention centre

AFP , Wednesday 3 Jul 2019

Chairperson of AU commission called for 'an independent investigation to be conducted to ensure that those responsible for this horrific crime of innocent civilians, be brought to account'

Migrants detention centre Tripoli
Migrants carry the remains of their belongings from among rubble at a detention centre for mainly African migrants that was hit by an airstrike in the Tajoura suburb of the Libyan capital of Tripoli (AFP)

The African Union (AU) Wednesday condemned an air strike on a migrant detention centre in Libya that killed nearly 40 people and demanded "those responsible for the horrific crime be held to account."

In a statement, the chairperson of the AU Commission Moussa Faki Mahamat called for "an independent investigation to be conducted to ensure that those responsible for this horrific crime of innocent civilians, be brought to account".

 

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