Migrants walk after receiving food at a detention center in the coastal city of Sabratha, Libya, October 9, 2017. Picture taken October 9, 2017. (REUTERS/Hani Amara)
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The U.N. human rights chief warned Thursday that serious violations were "endemic" in many detention centers in Libya, but said he was "optimistic" that authorities were intent on improving the situation.Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein, who this week became the first U.N. rights chief to make an official visit to Libya, welcomed commitments he received from authorities, including Prime Minister Fayez Serraj, and the ministers of Justice and Interior, to address a wide range of abuses.The country has also become the main launchpad for African migrants trying to reach Europe across the Mediterranean in boats operated by smugglers, but many of the migrants are also detained in the country, reportedly in horrific conditions.In addition to his meetings with members of Libya's government, Zeid said he had met with civil society and women's human rights groups, and had visited one of the country's main prisons and a camp for displaced people during his one-day visit on Tuesday.Zeid especially stressed the "horrific" reports emerging from a number of detention centers, including the Mitigia detention center.
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