Libyan authorities have been accused by a new United Nations report of torture, forced labor, sexual violence, and arbitrary detention of migrants and asylum seekers. 

“The UN has made clear that Libyan authorities should end the torture, forced labor, and sexual violence that has been the lot of detained migrants for years,” said Sarah Leah Whitson, Middle East and North Africa director at Human Rights Watch.

With such strong accusations, the Libya Observer went to investigate one of the 24 official detention facilities for migrants that are formally under the control of the Tripoli-based Interior Ministry to see for ourselves.