Migrants fleeing to Europe are subject to routine sexual abuse and torture

Associated Press
Migrants fleeing to Europe are subject to routine sexual abuse and torture

Migrants trying to reach Europe face routine rape and sexual torture throughout their journey — and especially in Libya — with men facing abuse nearly as routinely as women. Along the journey, smugglers torture migrants and film it to extract ransom payments from their families, and to thin the number of people in their unofficial prisons, according to the witness accounts. Monday’s report comes as Europe has blocked rescues at sea.