Show a little more compassion to our vulnerable black Africans- JJ Rawlings tells alleged slave traders
Former President Jerry John Rawlings has added his voice to people around the globe to condemn the alleged slave trade of black Africans in Libya.
The former President said it is sad that black Africans are being subjected to inhuman treatments in Libya, such as being sold into slavery by their own African Libyan brothers.
It has been reported that hundreds of Africans are being auctioned in modern-day slave markets in Libya at $400 per person.
Libya is the main transit hub for illegal immigrants and refugees seeking to reach Europe.
"In support of our brothers in Libya" said both the black and white Africans are the same before the eyes of Allah and needed to be treated equally." Former President Rawlings.
JJ Rawlings paid a glowing tribute to Libya’s assassinated leader, Muammar Gaddafi for treating blacks equally as the whites during his tenure.
According to him, “blacks were treated as equals in Libya than in most Arab countries” during Muammar Gaddafi’s time as president of Libya.
Mr. Rawlings has, therefore, called on Libyans who are part of the so called slave trade to desist from the practice and “show a little more compassion to our vulnerable black African brothers and sisters”.
While this frightening experience may no doubt serve as a deterrent to the use of Libya as a gateway to Europe, we must still add our voices to the call to our Libyan brothers to show a little more compassion to our vulnerable black African brothers & sisters— Office of JJRawlings (@officeofJJR) November 28, 2017
How sad that events should turn out this way and the black man is being subjected to this kind of treatment in Libya of all places. I say so with emphasis because whatever faults Gaddafi had, blacks were treated as equals in Libya than in most Arab countries.— Office of JJRawlings (@officeofJJR) November 28, 2017