Migrants' health 'deteriorates' in detention

12 Mar 2009
Times of Malta

The ‘Times of Malta’ reports that Médecins Sans Frontières suspended its medical services at Malta detention centres for illegal immigrants. The NGO says that the conditions there were appalling and inhuman, and that there were cases of minors being kept in detention for as long as two months before being released. Malta’s Government denies the charge and says it was overwhelmed by the record number of arrivals last year.

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