539 Migrants Were Rescued Near An Island In Italy
On Saturday, the Italian Coast Guard delivered one of the largest numbers of migrants to the Italian island in a single day. Women and children were among those on board. Two coastguard vessels and a customs boat from Italy’s financial crimes police, the Guardia di Finanza, helped transport the migrants to Lampedusa.
Some of the migrants who’d been traveling across the Mediterranean Sea from Libya reportedly displayed signs of violence. Italian prosecutors have opened an inquiry into what may have happened.
A doctor from the humanitarian group Doctors Without Borders (MSF), Alida Serrachieri, said a number of the migrants appeared to have been physically assaulted in Libya while waiting for a boat to transport them to Europe. Investigators are looking at the possibility that the migrants may have been falsely imprisoned in Libya, local media report. IMUer’s leave us your feedback below and please be sure to subscribe in the top right corner.
Source & Cover Photo: BBC