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International Sanction against Libya

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This petition is to get the backing of the UK for The United Nation to impose Sanctions on the Libyan government, should they fail to act on the Libyan slave trade.

African migrants are being sold as slaves at auctions in Libya and tortured when being sold.

Tens of thousands of migrants, several of them from West Africa however also Bangladesh, Somalia, Sudan and Eritrea, are being held in camps and warehouses on the Libyan coast, hoping to succeed in Europe.
The existence of contemporary slave markets has been familiar for months, with testimony from the international organisation for Migration and different humanitarian agencies. However, last week CNN obtained video footage of 1 such auction.

In scenes similar to the nineteenth century, when the slave traffic was rife, auctioneers publicised a gaggle of West African migrants as “big sturdy boys for farm work.” The auctioneers stated the migrants in Arabic as “merchandise”.
The CNN footage showed patrons bidding for the migrants, who were sold off for as very little as $400 each.

The United Nations ought to move away from long-winded reports in its usual manner that prevent or advocate for any decisive action. The UN should seek to impose sanctions against the Libyan government. 

To bring an end to the present ill-treatment, we must fight all ideologies that reduce human beings to mere objects. All human beings are people in general who bear the divine image. The slave traffic we, all crime against humanity that ought to condemn in the strongest terms. We also should acknowledge and act against all types of racism that reduce humankind to merchandise.

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has said the slave auctions ought to investigate the crimes, as crimes against humanity.

Though the ICC is a slow and ponderous establishment, all choices ought to be open.

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