Horror: Eritrean Refugees Face Torture, Violence and Loss of Life in Libya.

Horror: Eritrean Refugees Face Torture, Violence and Loss of Life in Libya.

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Mussa Mohamed started this petition to His Highness Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al-Thani (The Emir of the State of Qatar)

Horror: Eritrean Refugees Face Torture, Violence and Loss of Life in Libya.

Your Excellency, Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al-Thani, The Emir of the State of Qatar:

We are appealing to you for help on behalf of thousands of Eritrean refugees who are facing violence, abuse, torture and loss of life as they attempt to transit through war torn Libya.

The Eritreans are compelled to flee from their homeland risking life and limb, and enduring inhumane deprivations and indignities across deserts and oceans due to unbearable conditions imposed by the government of Isaias Afewerki. Civilians in Eritrea are subjected to indefinite military conscription, forced labour, rape practices with impunity, religious persecution, imprisonment of nearly 10,000 civilians, journalists, government ministers, and students, including 15-year-old child Ciham Ali Abdu. Many of the imprisoned have been in prison for over 20 years and are denied visits from their families and loved ones.

In the absence of a stable government in Libya, the refugees refugees are held as prisoners in detention camps and have become victims of human trafficking by militias, facing torture, extort and abuse the refugees for ransoms in detention centers under the nose of the U.N. Many of the refugees also simply disappear from detention centers and are sold to traffickers.

Your Excellency,

Last year with your kind initiative, many lives were saved when Qatar has funded the evacuation of African migrants from Libya via the African Union, for which we are greatly indebted to you. https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20190114-qatar-to-fund-evacuation-of-africa-migrants-from-libya/

Your support for humanitarian and development work in African countries and to alleviate the difficult living conditions faced by many refugees and migrants is admirable and appreciated. Since, the international community has failed its obligation to protect the refugees in Libya, we appeal to you for your assistance in granting the refugees a temporary residence in Qatar till safe and permanent resettlement is found.

Last but not least, we wish you and the Qatari people all the success on the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

We kindly thank you for your time and await your response.

Warm regards,

Petitioners,

https://www.aljazeera.com/programmes/insidestory/2019/12/eritreans-flee-country-191226195701426.html

https://www.aljazeera.com/programmes/insidestory/2019/05/eritereans-fleeing-country-190506193053215.html

https://www.amnesty.org/en/latest/campaigns/2019/10/eritrea-repression-past-and-present/

https://www.voanews.com/africa/african-refugees-evacuated-libya-tell-horror-stories-rwanda

https://theconversation.com/eritrean-migrants-face-torture-in-libya-what-the-international-community-can-do-125861

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2019/04/libya-detained-refugees-shot-clashes-tripoli-continue-190423184222138.html

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