Tortured ex-slaves in Libya interviewed


This video says about itself:

Cameroon: Migrants tell of Libya’s slave market hell

23 November 2017

Translated from Dutch NOS TV, 30 November 2017:

Slave Adaman was cut with machete to extort his family

Adaman Ouattara has huge scars on his left upper leg. The Ivorian was cut by a Libyan slave owner with a machete, to blackmail his mother to free him.

Ouattara had her on the phone while the slave owner cut him with the machete. He screamed out loud. “My mother heard that, then the money comes quickly.” …

Ouattara wanted to travel to Europe via North Africa and was already on a dinghy when he was intercepted by the Libyan Coast Guard and ended up in a detention camp.

There he was bought and taken away by a trader. “We had to plant potatoes while we were constantly being held at gunpoint by a man with a kalashnikov gun.” After a month and a day he was released.

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Stop Libyan slavery, The Hague demonstration


Demonstrators in the Hague against slavery in Libya, photo: Charyta Virgillia

Translated from Charyta Virgillia in the Netherlands:

Protest against slavery in Libya

Tuesday, November 28, 2017, 5:00 PM

Black refugees are held in concentration camps in Libya and even traded as slaves. When images of this European Union-encouraged policy spread last week, people across Europe went out into the streets. Similarly in The Hague last Saturday.

The protest was organized by two people who wanted to make their voice heard via Facebook, but more people joined quickly. The plan was to march from the Malieveld to the embassy of Libya, as is customary in other European countries, but this was forbidden by the mayor of The Hague. There was a lot of police, in the beginning there were more police than demonstrators.

The first speaker, Tob Juland, sang the anti-apartheid song Asimbonanga. The next speakers included Alphonse Muambi who made the link with [Dutch Prime Minister] Rutte, who in his opinion is partly responsible for this human trafficking. The Rutte-backed war in Libya in 2011 is the reason for the situation in Libya. In combination with the deals that the EU concludes with states such as Libya to stop refugees. One lady bursts into tears while speaking. She spoke French, but everyone understood her: everyone could feel her emotion, frustration, fear and anger.

Western countries rob and still destroy African countries. They do this undisturbed. Refugees want to go to Europe for a better life because of the consequences. This is one of the reasons why we can not refuse refugees: because we destroy their countries.

The [paramilitary] forces in Libya seem to be able to do what they like. For example, there are also stories about the trade in organs into which refugees are forced. How bad do the images have to be in Libya before it is stopped? Many speakers spoke out against the trade of refugees as slaves and the silence about this in the media. As one speaker said, the ass of a Dutch dog is treated even better than African youth.

Bouba Koné of the Collective of the African Diaspora in the Netherlands stated afterwards: ‘There is a front arising of African youth in the Netherlands who feel the duty to distribute information that is not covered in the mainstream media. Many white Dutch people also state that the situation in Libya can not continue. The problem, and therefore the solution, must come from two sides: from Africa itself and from countries such as the Netherlands in which established politics creates this policy.’

Protests like those last Saturday in The Hague – or the much bigger protests in Brussels and London last weekend – are necessary to draw attention to what is happening in Libya. The protests point out the EU’s responsibility for this drama: its war policy, Fortress Europe and spending money in Turkey and Libya to keep refugees outside the EU. This policy not only leads to terrible human rights violations, but also legitimizes the racism and nationalism of the extreme right.

Let your voice be heard and sign the petition of the Collective of the African Diaspora in the Netherlands (CADN).

Libya slave markets and protests


This video says about itself:

Libya Slave Trade

28 November 2017

After Gaddafi was toppledslave markets have emerged in Libya. Recently, thousands of protesters took to the streets across Europe to draw attention to what is happening in Libya and to protest against slavery.

EU leaders complicit in torture of refugees and migrants, Amnesty says. Rights group claims EU is financing Libyan system that routinely acts in collusion with militia groups and people traffickers: here.

London demonstration against Libyan slavery


This video from England says about itself:

London protest against slavery in Libya

MXM coordinator Sukant Chandan speaks on his experiences working with the Libyan resistance against racism and neo-colonialism in Libya. This protest took place outside the Libyan embassy on Sunday 26 November 2017.

From daily The Morning Star in Britain:

Protesters demand action outside Libyan embassy

Monday 27th November 2017

WESTERN imperialism has created the conditions that have allowed the growth of slave markets in Libya, protesters heard at a demonstration in London yesterday.

Hundreds of people took to the streets and protested outside the Libyan embassy after shocking footage emerged this week of a slave auction in the north African nation.

The footage provoked an angry response across Europe with violent scenes at a demonstration in the Belgian capital of Brussels as protesters clashed with riot police. Fifty people were arrested.

In London, marchers held placards declaring “we are not for sale.” One demonstrator from Libya said that bombing led by Western governments and regime change had led to instability in the country, allowing space for traffickers to grow.

“We need to stand in solidarity with our brothers and sisters in Africa”, she said.

Slavery in Libya, more protests


This video is about the 25 November 2017 demonstration in Brussels, Belgium against slavery in Libya.

Slavery in Libya was abolished in 1857; before, eg, the United States of America, or the Dutch colonial empire abolished it. However, NATO’s 2011 ‘humanitarian’ war on Libya brought it back.

This video is about the 18 November 2017 demonstration in Paris, France against slavery in Libya.

This video is about the 24 November 2017 demonstration in Paris, France against slavery in Libya. A banner accuses ex-president Sarkozy of France of being the ‘murderer’ who helped to bring back slavery to Libya. Sarkozy was one of the driving forces behind the 2011 NATO war on Libya.

Macron trip to Africa: The Guardian writes: ‘the reality of slavery in Libya has set alarm bells ringing in the Elysée, especially since critics say France, by backing the ousting of Muammar Gaddafi in 2011, has a key responsibility for Libya’s current state of near-anarchy.’

This video is also about the 24 November 2017 demonstration in Paris, France against slavery in Libya.

This video is about the 24 November 2017 demonstration in Cotonou, Benin against slavery in Libya.

This video is about the 20 November 2017 demonstration in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, against slavery in Libya.

This video is about the 20 November 2017 demonstration in Mali against slavery in Libya.

This video is about the 20 November 2017 demonstration in Morocco against slavery in Libya.

This video is about the 25 November 2017 demonstration in Bordeaux, France against slavery in Libya.

This video is about the 25 November 2017 demonstration in Lyon, France against slavery in Libya.

Belgian police arrests anti-slavery demonstrators


This 20 November 2017 video is called Libya Slave Auctions Horrify UN Chief.

Translated from Belga news agency in Belgium:

11.11.11 [Belgian charity for the Third World] no longer wants support for the Libyan Coast Guard

November 23, 2017

As long as Belgium can not guarantee that the EUR 10 million invested in the European Union Trust Fund will be used to prevent slavery, 11.11.11 asks for the suspension of this funding. The reason for the 11.11.11 step is a CNN report, in which a hidden camera showed that refugees from Nigeria in Libya are sold as slaves for a few hundred dollars.

‘Belgium invests € 10 million in the EU Trust Fund and is, like most other EU member states, partly responsible for the degrading treatment of migrants by the Libyan coastguard‘, they say.

The Belgian government is also responsible by supporting the 2011 NATO war on Libya.

Like in France, today in Brussels, the capital of Belgium, there was a demonstration against the slave markets in NATO’s ‘brave new’ Libya; organised by the Africa Liberation organisation. Police, according to Dutch NOS TV, attacked demonstrators wiith a water cannon and arrested over fifty people. Like the Paris, France police threw tear gas at anti-slavery demonstrators.

This video is about the 25 November 2017 Brussels anti-slavery demonstration.

This video says about itself:

Black people sold as slaves in Libya, North Africa

17 November 2017

“History will one day have its say, but it will not be the history that Brussels, Paris, Washington or the United Nations will teach, but that which they will teach in the countries emancipated from colonialism and its puppets. Africa will write its own history, and it will be, to the north and to the south of the Sahara, a history of glory and dignity” – Patrice Emery Lumumba.

EU migrant deal with Libya is ‘inhuman’ – UN: here.

Migrants from west Africa being ‘sold in Libyan slave markets’: here.

Gaddafi gold-for-oil, dollar-doom plans behind Libya ‘mission’? Here.

To be black in Libya: here.

African migrants sold in Libya ‘slave markets’, IOM says: here.

Libya’s spectacular revolution has been disgraced by racism: here.

‘Indict Libyan slave traders at International Criminal Court’


This video from France says about itself:

18 November 2017

Thousands are protesting in Paris about Black African migrants being kidnapped and auctioned off into slavery in Libya. Yet the media remains silent on this protest.

Slavery in Libya was abolished in 1857; before, eg, the United States of America, or the Dutch colonial empire abolished it. However, NATO’s 2011 ‘humanitarian’ war on Libya brought it back.

Dutch NOS TV reports today that the Ivory Coast President, Alassane Ouattara, wants the slave traders selling refugees at slave markets in Libya to be indicted at the International Criminal Court in The Hague in the Netherlands.

In itself a good idea. However, one may wonder whether only Libyans of lower levels of the criminal food chain might be indicted in practice. And their enablers at the top levels of the three or more governments in Libya might go scot-free, being ‘too big to jail‘. And ex-Prime Minister David Cameron of Britain, ex-President Sarkozy of France, the
hawks in the United States State Department and other Libya warmongers, who prepared the ground for re-introduction of slavery, might also go scot-free, being ‘too big to jail‘.

There were reports three years ago of the International Criminal Court investigating Tony Blair for war crimes in Iraq. Unfortunately, I did not hear anything about that lately.

This African American video says about itself:

France is primailry to blame for slave auctions in Libya

18 November 2017

Yesterday, France used tear gas on protesters, protesting slave auctions in Libya. In 2011 France was the main voice pushing for the war in Libya. It was the first country to use their aircraft to bomb Libya. Today we see slaves, enslaved Africans, being bought and sold in Libya. Bernard Henri Levy, a Frenchman, is also responsible.