“Women, children and men who are returned to Libya by the EU supported Libyan coastguard or under instructions from Maritime Rescue and Coordination Centres face automatic, arbitrary detention and the real risk of torture and other serious human rights violations.” – Oxfam / NGO’s.
Speaking in Istanbul, Erdogan also said nearly 300,000 Syrians had already returned and that he expected millions of Syrian nationals would return to the safe areas.
“In Libya’s current context, where outbreaks of violence and widespread human rights violations prevail, no rescued refugees and migrants should be returned there,” Charlie Yaxley, spokesman for the U.N. refugee agency UNHCR, told a briefing.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Wednesday he was willing to brief non-government senators on the travel ban bill. “There is no support for that bill at present,” Morrison told reporters.