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Congresswoman Karen Bass

Representing the 37th District of California

Rep. Karen Bass Responds To Shocking Video Depicting Slave Trade In Libya

November 27, 2017
Press Release
LOS ANGELES - Today, Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.) issued the following response to a shocking video depicting a modern-day slave trade in Libya.

"The shocking images that emerged last week of African people for sale in Libya is a crime against humanity.  The time for the international community to act is now. If Libyans cannot end slave auctions, then the international community will be required to step in immediately. I will be introducing a resolution on Thursday that condemns migrant slave auctions in Libya and calls upon the international community to take immediate meaningful action."