400 Migrants Intercepted by Libyan Coastguard

More Than 1,000 Migrants Have Been Intercepted This Month


The Libyan coastguard has intercepted nearly 400 migrants off the country’s Mediterranean coast over the past two days.

The migrants, who were on their way to Europe, were taken to the al-Nasser detention facility in the town of Zawya, west of Tripoli.

The UN’s International Organization for Migration (IOM) said two people died of the 315 who were intercepted and returned to Tripoli early on Monday.

Another 85 migrants had been captured earlier by the Libyan coastguard, bringing the total to about 1,000 people who have attempted the crossing this month.

The pandemic and a surge in fighting around Tripoli have added to the problems for thousands of people trying to cross to Europe.

Libya descended into chaos during an uprising that toppled longtime dictator Muammar Gadaffi.

Wrongful death and personal injury attorney Arin Khodaverdian, President and Managing Partner of Alpine Law Group, urges accidents victims and their families to immediately seek legal assistance. “Those who are affected by tragedy have rights, but they must act quickly in order to preserve those rights to the full extent of the law. Often, swift action by an experienced attorney is imperative in order to preserve evidence, interview witnesses and immediately begin pursuing any and all responsible parties.”

While Mr. Khodaverdian does not represent any of the parties involved in this incident, he has recovered over $100 million for thousands of injury victims and their families. “In one case, we were able to recover a 7-figure settlement within 11 business days of being hired by the family of a victim killed by a negligent driver. While this result is atypical and does not predict future outcomes, justice in this case help bring about closure and a swift sense of justice for the family.”

Mr. Khodaverdian, a contributor to this site, is available for free consultations 24/7 by calling 800-984-4123.