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Good morning, this is Nicolas, taking over the In Brief newsletter from Irene. Today, we’re covering UN reports of possible war crimes and crimes against humanity in Libya.

We’re also following Swiss humanitarian organisations’ sensitive situation in Afghanistan, and the bumpy road to COP26.

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Nicolas Camut


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The Libyan coast guard, which has intercepted 87,000 migrants since 2017, reportedly committed a range of abuses against migrants, asylum seekers and refugees according to a new UN investigation. (Credit: Keystone/AP Photo/Hazem Ahmed).

UN cites possible war crimes and crimes against humanity in Libya. UN human rights experts detailed accounts of murder, enslavement, torture, extrajudicial killings and sexual violence perpetrated in the country since 2016, in a report released on Monday. The findings indicated that the Libyan coast guard has tortured and abused migrants, refugees and asylum seekers “on a daily basis.”

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