141 refugees released from detention in Libya: UNHCR

The Address | Benghazi – Libya

TRIPOLI – The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has said it secured the release of 141 refugees from detention in western Libya.

“UNHCR secured last week the release from detention of 141 refugee men, women and children,” the UN agency said.

“They were held at Suq Alkhamees detention center, 140 km East of Tripoli, some of them for over a year. UNHCR provided them with relief items, food packages, and medical checkups,” it said.

The agency said that there are 45,661 registered refugees and asylum-seekers currently in Libya