International Organization for Migration (IOM) condemned “in the strongest terms the excessive use of force” by the Libyan Stabilization Support Apparatus that resulted in the killing of one migrant and injury of several others during an interception operation in Tripoli on Friday.
“This is not the first time migrants are shot by Libyan state actors. Previous tragedies occurred at sea, at disembarkation points and detention centers,” IOM tweeted on Monday.
“We call for an immediate investigation of the incident and greater oversight of the Stabilization Support Apparatus,” it added.
“We reiterate that as long as basic safety, protection and basic human rights standards are not provided in Libya it cannot be considered a safe port of disembarkation. Even those who safely disembark are often subject to arbitrary arrest and detention,” IOM stressed.