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>> The migrant route from Libya into Europe is one of the most heavily used, but also one of the most dangerous. This migrants were rescued in the mediterranean last week. They say they've been lucky to dodge increased sea and police patrols. Last month, Reuters reported that an armed group was also stopping departures from Sabrata, in Libya, a key springboard for smugglers.
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aught us plenty ship.>> Playing for the various forces trying to stop the boats. The are accused of jailing migrants and then asking for money in order to free them. Some migrants say they've also suffered abuse while in detention.>> Every morning they will bring us out and beat us, flog us, give us some kind punishment before we to control our money.
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>> Italy has led European union efforts to stop the flow of migrants from Libya to Europe. That has seen a 20% drop in arrivals in Italy this year. Down to just over 100,000. But many charities say the EU's plan isn't working.>> It doesn't matter how much ransom they're paying, it doesn't matter who they're meeting along the journey.
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A lot of people, they perhaps leave their home country being smuggled, but become trafficked along the way.>> These migrants lucky to escape detention, but many of those who were sent back will just keep trying. No matter how dangerous the journey.