How Bangladeshis are lured into slavery in Libya

Many of the 20,000 Bangladeshi nationals currently estimated to be in Libya, are treated badly — not paid and living in intolerable conditions.

Few of those who leave from Bangladesh know that Libya is a country marred by a brutal civil conflict — and that the reality for those trafficked there is one of misery, exploitation and slavery.

Most of them have no idea about Libya

In Libya there was no contact between the Bangladeshis and other nationalities — the prisons operated by traffickers were organised along ethnic lines.