Libya deports 53 Egyptian nationals who were caught en route to Europe illegally

The Egyptian Foreign Ministry announced that it was able, through its embassy in Tripoli, to arrange the return of 53 Egyptians, who had been arrested by the Libyan authorities while trying to illegally emigrate by sea.

In a statement on its official account on Facebook, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs stated that the deportation process took place today, Sunday, via a private plane, in coordination with the relevant Egyptian authorities, to complete all their procedures and under the directives of the President of the Republic, according to the statement.

For his part, the Egyptian Ambassador to Libya, Tamer Mustafa, thanked the concerned Libyan authorities for providing all the necessary facilities and arrangements to return Egyptian citizens.

It is noteworthy that the Public Prosecution Office had announced earlier the arrest of the suspect in torturing Egyptian immigrants, to blackmail their families into paying sums of money in exchange for their freedom.

Libya is a destination for illegal immigrants from Egypt and sub-Saharan countries heading to European coasts, where this phenomenon is growing due to the weakness of the security services and the increase in the activity of human trafficking organizations in the country experiencing political turmoil.

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