02 Dialo

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Dialo. 22 years old. Ivorian - Dialo followed his friends on Facebook who had left for Europe. Some told him it would be easy for him over there. In March 2017, he decided to leave with the blessing of his family who could no longer pay for his high school education. The day before, “a sheep was sacrificed” and Dialo then set off for Europe. On the day he arrived in Libya he was kidnapped by the Asma Boys, as happens to so many other Africans. “They started hassling us. They asked us to call our parents to send 3,000 dollars. . . . In prison, they mistreated us. Every day, they hit you—they whip you to death. They killed a friend of mine. We left together and he stayed there.” | Aquarius 2017