Horrifying moment evil Libyan coastguard is caught on camera beating desperate migrant despite being paid by the EU to PROTECT them

The asylum seeker cowers as the camouflaged man, believed to be commander Abd Al Rahman al-Milad, whips him off the coast of Zawiya, 20 miles from Tripoli.

 

Al-Milad, the head of the Coast Guard in the region, is one of the officials tasked with stopping the flow of migrants to Europe, the Mail on Sunday reports.

The United Nations recently imposed sanctions on him after his unit was "consistently linked with violence against migrants and other human smugglers".

He and other coastguards were also found to be "directly involved in the sinking of migrant boats using firearms", according to a UN report.

His activities are understood to be funded by European taxpayers, including those in Britain, who cough up £160million to Libya to deter Africans from attempting the dangerous trip to Europe.


Al-Malid, who fought to overthrow slain Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi, is also accused of using EU money to chase down migrant ships and shooting at rescue vessels.

He and five other men who amassed vast fortunes by enslaving and selling migrants had their assets frozen by the UN.




At least 48 migrants were killed when their boat capsized off the Tunisian coast earlier this month, raising the death toll this year to around 66.

Another 67 from Tunisia and other north African nations, crammed onto the rickety vessel, were rescued by the coastguard.

Only yesterday, migrants danced and shed tears of joy as they finally arrived in Spain after being refused entry to Italy and Malta.

Women and children, among 630 rescued off the coast of Libya, were filmed punching their fists in the air after arriving in Valencia at around 7am.

The migrants were on one of three vessels, including the Aquarius, which carried more than 100 unaccompanied children and seven pregnant women.

The Italian coast guard vessel Dattilo was the first of the three boats to touch land, with rescue ship Aquarius coming in four hours later.



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