Human trafficking in Libya and Chad… armed groups are the promoter
Maat condemns human trafficking at the Human Rights Council
“Chad rejects the Qatari interfernce and accuses it of inceasing human trafficking.” Okeil stated
Maat asserted in its intervention before the Human Rights Council that in light of the increasing phenomenon of trafficking in human beings in Libya and Chad, and with the continuing political crisis in Libya, the finger of blame is pointed at the role of Qatar in deepening the tragedies of illegal immigrants and pushing them into the unknown to be vulnerable to human trafficking.
The intevention mentioned that the Libyans are subject to the blackmail of smugglers and that the suffering of Chad from terrorist organizations such as Boko Haram which conducts human trafficking, espcially in cheldren, leaving 76,225 persones vulnearable to human trafficking. Maat called upon Member States to enforce the international conventions against the phenomenon of trafficking in human beings and to punish the countries that support armed militias, which help in the aggravation of this phenomenon.
Ayman Okeil, President of Maat, pointed out that Qatar’s interference in Libya and Chad and its support to a number of armed groups in both Libya and Chad, which are involved in trafficking in human beings, have led led the Government of Chad to take a decision in 2017 to close the Qatari Embassy in the capital N’Djamena, justifying this step as a result of “The continued involvement of the State of Qatar in attempts to destabilize Chad, starting from Libya” by providing financial support to these groups, which practice human trafficking, drugs and oil smuggling under the protection of armed groups.
It is worth mentioning that Maat participates in the 41st session of the Council with an international delegation consisting of 26 members from 8 European and African countries. Also, Maat is holding a number of meetings and seminars on the sidelines of the 41st session
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