Slavery is the next thing to hell.
– Harriet Tubman
On November 14, 2017 CNN released the results of an investigation in Libya, revealing that Black migrants and refugees are currently being held in detention centers, rounded up to be displayed at auctions — and sold. Their worth amounting to no more than a few hundred dollars.
In exchange, they are used against their will for physical labor. They are demeaned. They are raped and exploited.
This is not only disturbing and painful news, it is beyond a stark reminder of how far we have yet to go when it comes to abolishing slavery. When it comes to hearing the voices of those who are currently being silenced and ignored in Libya.
Put simply: the selling of African women, children, and men — of their lives and dreams — is unacceptable.
We can change this.
We can send a message that the eyes of the world are on Libya. That we are calling for, expecting and demanding the sale of children, men, and women to come to an end. Immediately.
Thank you a thousand times in advance for looking at the petition below and signing it; for being a solution and taking a stand against this injustice, “the next thing to hell.”
And thank you for helping African migrants and refugees, trapped in Libya, to be free.