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Italy Shuts Down ‘Worrying’ Migrant Hotspot

Expand Migrants disembark from the SOS Mediterranee ship Aquarius at the Italian island of Lampedusa in this April 18, 2016. © 2016 SOS Mediterranee Good news! The Italian Interior Ministry announced yesterday the temporary closure of an abusive migrant processing centre on Lampedusa, Italy’s tiny island in the Mediterranean Sea. The government decision came after damning reports by the Italian Coalition for Civil Liberties and Rights,the Association for Juridical Studies on Immigration, and IndieWatch, which documented how some asylum seekers faced lengthy detention in the facility, known…

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