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Italy considers charges over Malta's 'shocking' refusal to rescue migrants

1 month ago   |   By The Guardian

Foreign ministry condemns Valletta for not abiding by international rules and ordering stricken boat to Sicily at gunpoint The Italian government has confirmed that Malta's armed forces turned a migrant boat away at gunpoint from Maltese waters, after giving them fuel and the GPS coordinates to reach Italy. Police in Sicily are investigating and the prosecutor's office may open an investigation against Malta in the next few days. Maltese officers risk being charged with aiding illegal immigration.
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