Black Africans and other non-Libyans targeted for revenge killings
Non-Libyan Africans are reportedly becoming the target of revenge killings in Libya, owing to the perception that foreigners form a large part of Moammar Gaddafi’s mercenary force paid to kill anti-government protesters.
The violent backlash is focusing primarily on black Africans below the Sahara desert, including migrant workers who had nothing to do with Gaddafi or his killing machine whatsoever.
There are an estimated 1.5-million black African migrants in Libya, most of whom work as lowly-paid laborers toiling for the country’s oil, construction, agriculture and service sectors.
Reportedly, dozens of black Africans have already been murdered and hundreds, perhaps thousands, are hiding from enraged Libyan mobs seeking vengeance.