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Nigerian Migrants Who Survived Deadly Sea Crossing Sue Italy For Returning Them To Libya

Seventeen Nigerian migrants who survived a deadly sea crossing last year have filed a lawsuit against Italy for violating their rights by supporting Libya’s efforts to return them to North Africa, their lawyers said on Tuesday. The plaintiffs, two of whom have returned to Nigeria, petitioned the European Court of Human Rights last week, Violeta Moreno-Lax, a legal advisor for …

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Hijackers free 109 from Libya plane in Malta; keep some crew

VALLETTA, Malta (AP) — Hijackers diverted a Libyan plane carrying 118 people to the Mediterranean island of Malta on Friday and threatened to blow it up with hand grenades, officials said. Tense negotiations ensued and within a few hours at least 109 people were allowed to leave the plane, the prime minister said.

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