The ‘Times of Malta’ reports that MÃ©decins Sans FrontiÃ¨res 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.
Migrants' health 'deteriorates' in detention
12 Mar 2009
Times of Malta