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Italy court clears accused people smugglers, says were forced to drive boats


by Reuters

Thursday, 8 September 2016 14:49 GMT

Almost 800 suspected "scafisti" or "boat smugglers" were arrested in the 12 months to July, the Interior Ministry said in August

By Steve Scherer

ROME, Sept 8 (Reuters) - An Italian judge acquitted two men accused of people smuggling and murder, saying they had been forced at gunpoint by Libyan traffickers to drive a rubber boat packed with migrants last year.

Is Yaya Jammeh Intimidating Mama Kandeh and the GDC Executive

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