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Several migrants injured aboard a ship in Misurata as Coast Guard shot rubber bullets

The Address | Benghazi – Libya

MISURATA – The Address has learnt that several migrants, whom are refusing to leave a ship in Misurata, were injured as Libyan Coast Guard shot rubber bullets against them.

A local source and several social media accounts reported that Libyan Coast Guard shot rubber bullets at the migrants inside the ship and consequently around ten people were injured. The source told The Address that the injured migrants are now at the hospital of Misurata.

Non-governmental organizations weren’t allowed access to the area following the incident. The other migrants, whom include minors, were reportedly taken to the Kararim detention center as security forces left the port.

On November 10th, a cargo ship reached the port of Misurata, carrying 95 migrants who were intercepted at sea in the attempt to reach Europe. The migrants subsequently refused to disembark the boat onto Libyan soil.

Four days later, a total of 14 individuals, including a woman and a three-month-old baby, voluntarily disembarked the vessel. However, the remaining 81 migrants refused to leave.

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