29. June 2020 German weapons kill in Libya

A bloody civil war continues to rage in Libya, also fought with German weapons. Russia, France, Italy, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates and since a few months also Turkey support different sides in the civil war with weapons, mercenaries and fire support.

Turkey is said to have illegally supplied German weapons to the government in Tripoli, including armed Mercedes Unimogs and other German military vehicles. But also the EU directly and indirectly fuels the civil war: militias are financed by EU funds and trained by European soldiers.

Tens of thousands try to flee from Libya and the only way out is to flee across the Mediterranean. Thousands drown while trying or are brought back to Libya.

Morally, legally and politically, there is only one way – rescue at sea, stopping the support for war parties and establishing safe passage.