Tripoli: The United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) said it was concerned about the killing of a refugee in the Libyan capital Tripoli.
“UNHCR is deeply saddened to learn of the death of a 25-year-old Sudanese refugee in Tripoli last night,” the agency said in a statement.
According to reports, the victim was beaten up and shot by a group of masked armed men. He was taken to a hospital, as his condition was critical, he was sent to another hospital, where he died.
UNHCR has called for an investigation into the murder of a Sudanese asylum seeker.
He also called on the Libyan authorities to at all times respect and respect the human rights of asylum seekers and refugees, prevent their arrests and release those detained.
Libyan authorities recently conducted raids and arrests against illegal migrants in several parts of the capital city.
According to UNICEF, about 751 women and 255 children were among the thousands of migrants and asylum seekers recently caught in mass arrests.
Libya has been mired in insecurity and chaos since the fall of late leader Muammar Gaddafi in 2011, making the North African country a preferred destination of departure for illegal migrants.
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