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Egyptian expats in Libya fall victim to political differences

Egyptian workers in Libya have been repatriated after being detained and subjected to torture in Libya, which caused a national outcry in the streets and at the political level.

Egyptian workers abroad have been facing several problems over the past few months, as a result of the economic repercussions following the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic and because of the political differences of other countries with Cairo.

Dozens of Egyptian expats in Libya have been detained by militias loyal to the Government of National Accord (GNA) in the city of Tarhuna, 95 kilometers (59 miles) southeast of Tripoli. The detainees have been subject to torture as shown in video footage that circulated on social media June 14.

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