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Illegal immigrants detained in Libya

A small Libyan town is pleading for help to deal with a growing influx of illegal immigrants from sub-Saharan Africa.

The authorities say they have been overwhelmed by the numbers of people crossing the border every day. Those who are intercepted often end up in isolated detention centres.

Jonathan Head reports.

  • 14 Feb 2012
  • From the section Africa