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Rights groups hailed on Monday a French decision to drop plans to offer six boats to Libya’s coast guard.
Lola Schulmann of Amnesty France—one of the NGOs involved in the case—told AFP she hoped the decision would mark “a turning point in relations between France and Libya in terms of migration policy”.
The rights groups, which also included Doctors Without Borders, praised the cancellation of an offer they said would have made France “complicit in the crimes committed against migrants and refugees in Libya”.
they said would have made France “complicit in the crimes committed against migrants and refugees in Libya”.
God only knows what happens to those refugees when the Libyan coastguards get hold of them
blocking ships from unloading refugees from Libya, including one of their own Italian coastguard vessels last year.