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Libya: Migrants Succumb to TB in Libya Jails

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Tripoli — AT least 22 migrants and refugees have died of tuberculosis (TB) in Libya's dreaded detention centres.

Doctors reported that this is a sign of the deteriorating standards at the Zintan and Gharyan detention centres, located south of the capital Tripoli in the Nafusa Mountains.

Hundreds of foreign nationals, mostly those stranded in Libya after failed trips to Europe, are detained there.

Some have been kept for months while others have been there for years.

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)/ Doctors Without Borders reported that in Zintan, some 700 detainees were held in overcrowded cells with no functioning toilets, shower and only sporadic access to water, which was not suitable for

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