来源:普特英语听力 2019-04-18
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Amnesty International says migrants in Libya face horrific abuse, driving them to risk their lives to try to reach Europe. A new report based on dozens of interviews documents accounts of abduction and rape. Paul Adams reports. Libya is full of cruelty. That quote from an unnamed Nigerian migrant is the title of Amnesty International's report, and the document makes grim reading with its stories of the abduction, torture and rape of migrants in Libya. It documents systematic exploitation and abuse by employers, some of whom treat migrants as slaves, and in detention centres, where conditions are often appalling. With no legal avenues to escape and seek safety, says Amnesty, migrants are forced to place their lives in the hands of smugglers, who callously extort, abuse and attack them.

Key Phrases/Words

1. abduction n. 绑架,拐骗,劫持

2. exploitation n. 开发,剥削

3. smuggler n. 走私者,走私船

4. callously 无情地,无感觉地,麻木不仁地,无动于衷地

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