(UN News)* — A deepening crackdown on civil society in Libya, has prompted the concern of the UN human rights office, which noted on Friday [25 March 2022] that arbitrary arrests and a campaign of social media vilification are having “a seriously chilling effect on human rights defenders, humanitarian workers, and other civil society actors.”

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© UNICEF/Juan Haro | A Sudanese man in Libya was abducted by armed elements and conscripted into forced labour.