The United Nations has described the person’s dying “another senseless crime against migrants in the country.”
A press release by Tripoli’s inside ministry on Wednesday mentioned the suspects — all Libyan nationals — had been detained for the assault on the person, who has not been named.
The ministry cited witness testimony that described the boys storming the manufacturing facility and setting the Nigerian man on fireplace.
War-torn Libya has repeatedly been accused of being a hostile setting for migrants and refugees, lots of whom move via the nation in an try to succeed in safer shores in Europe.
Many of those migrants are intercepted by European authorities and returned to Libya.
Last month, Amnesty International launched a report detailing “horrific cycles of abuses” of migrants in Libya, together with illegal killings, enforced disappearances, torture, and rape.
The rights group says that the coronavirus pandemic has exacerbated the abuse.
“Despite this, even in 2020 the EU and its member states continue to implement policies trapping tens of thousands of men, women and children in a vicious cycle of abuse, showing callous disregard for people’s lives and dignity.”
Thousands of those are believed to finish up in detention facilities in elements of Libya managed by the internationally-recognized authorities in Tripoli.