Tripoli

Ain Zara Detention Centre

Status

In use

2023

Type: Immigration detention centre (Administrative)

Custodial Authority: Militia known as Battalion 42 or "al-Sheikh", Department for Combating Illegal Immigration (DCIM)

Management: Ministry of Interior, Department for Combating Illegal Immigration (DCIM) (Governmental)

Detains: Adult men

Reported population Conditions complaints? Mistreatment complaints?
1725

YES

2023

Yes
Libya

1,552

Refugees

42,908

Asylum Applications

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FACILITY NAMES
Ain Zara Detention Centre
Location

Country: Libya

City & Region: Tripoli, Africa

Latitude, Longitude: 32.817667, 13.266639

MANAGEMENT & BUDGET

Center Status

Status In use

2023

Status In use

2021

Status Closed/ceased migrant detention

2019

Status In use

2019

Status In use

2018

Status In use

2015

Status In use

2013
Facility type

Category Filter Administrative

Type Immigration detention centre

2013
Management

Name Ministry of Interior, Department for Combating Illegal Immigration (DCIM)

Type Governmental

2013
Custodial Authorities

Agency Militia known as Battalion 42 or "al-Sheikh"

Ministry Ministry of the Interior

Ministry Typology Non-State Actor - Militia/Armed Group

2018

Agency Department for Combating Illegal Immigration (DCIM)

Ministry Typology Interior or Home Affairs

2013

DETAINEES

Demographics

Name Adult men

2023

Name Adult men

2018

Name Unaccompanied minors

2018

Name Adult women

2018

Name Accompanied minors

2018

SIZE & POPULATION

Reported Single-Day Migration Detainee Population at Facility (day)

Number 1725

2023

Number 1200

2021

Number 400

2021

Number 917

2018

LENGTH OF DETENTION

Detention Timeframe (long, medium, short)

Length Long-term (more than 20 days)

2013

OUTCOMES

CONDITIONS

Inadequate conditions

Outdoor exercise

2023

Ventilation

2023

Access to telephones

2023

Access to internet

2023

Access to clean drinking water

2022

Overcrowding

2022

Food provision

2022

Hygiene

2022

Protection from Physical Violence

2022

Showers and toilets

2022

Medical care

2021

CARCERAL INDICATORS

STAFF

Mistreatment Reports

Yes

2022

SEGREGATION

Gender Segregation

Yes

2018
Age Segregation

Yes

2018

CELLS

COMMUNAL SPACE & ACTIVITIES

Outdoor Space

Yes

2021

HEALTH

Medical Screening upon Arrival (within 48 hours)

No

2023
Doctor on Duty

At least once a week

2023
Psychologist Visits

No regular visits

2023

No regular visits

2021

MONITORING & ACCESS

Lawyer Access

No

2023

No

2021
Monitors & Civil Society Access

Yes

International non-governmental groups

2022

Yes

International Organization for Migration

2018

TELECOMMUNICATIONS

Access to Telephones

No

2023
Free Outgoing Local Calls

No

2023

Unknown

2021
Receiving Calls

No

2023
Internet Access

No

2023

No

2021
Access to Personal Cell Phones

No

2023