SLAVERY: Shocking photos of Nigerians and other Africans held captive and sold as slaves in Libya [PHOTOS]
The crime against humanity was brought to light after CNN published the report of an investigation they carried out last week. A CNN team traveled to Libya and witnessed a dozen men being sold for as little as $400 each. And the slave traders do not lack men and women because according to reports, thousands of migrants have arrived in Libya in recent years in a desperate bid to travel the central Mediterranean route to Europe. The International Organization for Migration estimates there are currently between 700,000 and a million migrants stuck in the country.
Since the CNN report, Libya has opened an investigation into the slave markets. The probe is being overseen by the government's Anti-Illegal Immigration Agency.