Dutch Boat Returns Rescued Migrants to Libyan Authorities

Published June 23rd, 2021 - 10:10 GMT
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European rescuers off the coast (AFP/FILE)
Human rights groups and United Nations agencies are accusing a Dutch supply ship of taking part in an “illegal pushback” to Libya of migrants rescued in the Mediterranean. Over 270 migrants were handed over to Libyan authorities where they will face extremely harsh conditions, with frequent reports of torture and abuse from those held by the Libyan authorities.  In the first four months of 2021, more than 20,000 people have crossed the Mediterranean Sea into Europe. Tens of thousa

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