France cancels speedboats delivery to Libyan coastguard

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The French government has finally announced it will not supply the Libyan coastguard with six speedboats destined to be used against clandestine crossings to Europe after several NGOs mounted a legal challenge to the sale, arguing that France was contributing to human rights violations in Libya where captured migrants face notorious internment camps, torture and being used as slave labour.

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France has reversed a controversial decision to supply the Libyan coastguard with six speedboats as rescue ships after pressure from numerous NGOs, reports The National.