Watch CNN’s “Libya’s Slaves: I Was Sold”

It happened. A man was sold for $400 in a Libyan slave auction. And CNN caught it on film.

In November of 2017, CNN captured video footage of enslaved peoples in Libya in a modern day slave auction. The video footage and investigative report detailed the horrific modern day slavery conditions occurring in Libya, a country that is seen as the main transit point for refugees and migrants trying to escape to Europe by sea. 

In CNN’s short documentary, “Libya’s Slaves: I was Sold,” it tells the story of a man named Victory, a Nigerian immigrant who sought to reach Europe for better economic opportunities. He was captured and sold into slavery instead. You can watch the video here.

To understand more about the Libyan slave market’s, read CNN’s investigative report, “People for sale: Where lives are auctioned for $400.”

Forms of Abolition:

Forms of Slavery:
Forced Labor, Sex Trafficking