Libyan Markets Sell Slaves for $800 Apiece

Libyan Markets Sell Slaves for $800 Apiece, by John Hayward.

Slavery is alive and well in certain corners of the world, from North Korea’s big-money “labor export” racket and brutal work camps to Libya, where CNN discovered slave auctions hawking migrant workers for $800 apiece …

CNN took hidden cameras to Tripoli and watched as a dozen slaves were sold at auction for hard labor. When the reporters tried to interview some of the victims, they were “so traumatized by what they’d been through that they could not speak.”

The slave trade is described as a hideous consequence of effective anti-smuggling operations, which left the smugglers sitting on a large number of refugees they could not slip past the Libyan coast guard to final destinations in Europe. The criminal gangs decided to sell off these surplus refugees as slaves. One young man from Nigeria profiled in the article was sold as a slave, reclaimed by the smugglers because they decided the customer did not pay enough, resold several more times, and then ransomed back to his family in Nigeria. …

 

The PC crew pushes for open borders:

Europeans may find themselves in a no-win situation where literally everything they can do to slow the tide of migrants from Africa and the Middle East is swiftly pronounced inhumane, based in part on appalling conditions in places like Libya.

The international media community seems to have little appetite for blaming the leaders whose policies prompted mass migration into Europe, or those who transformed Libya into the lawless wasteland of terrorists, warlords, and criminal gangs it is today. …

Migrants are still drowning in the Mediterranean, incidentally. It just is not reported the way it once was, because the political objective of opening Europe’s borders was accomplished.