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31 Dec 2009
‘The Times of India’ reports that Italian police arrested an Indian national who was sought by Belgian authorities for alleged human trafficking. He was arrested based on a European arrest order and may be extradited to Belgium.
14 Nov 2009
‘Ansamed’ reports that based on the fact that 41% of all Egyptian illegal migrants entering Italy were minors, most often unaccompanied ones, the Italian government started a campaign in Egypt addressing families and children,...
04 Oct 2009
‘Morning Star’ reports that a *Sicilian court acquitted three Germans of charges that ‘helped illegal immigration by picking up a boatload of African migrants *_stranded in the Mediterrenean Sea.”_ The incident happened in...
26 Sep 2009
‘BBC’ posted a video on its website, reporting about the situation of tomato-picking illegal immigrants in Southern Italy. Their status being irregular, they are in no position to fight for better working or living conditions. On the...
24 Sep 2009
‘ANSA’ news agency reports that the Italian government sent a letter to the European Commission saying that none of the 757 migrants caught at sea and sent back to Libyia a**sked for asylum. The letter further argues that Libya ratified...
10 Sep 2009
‘IPS’ reports that there is an a*larming rise in the number of young girls from Nigeria arriving in Lampedusa.* Close to 80% of them are said to be sexually exploited. Trafficking, exploitation, and abuse were discussed during a...
28 Aug 2009
‘Life in Italy’ reports that migrants being shipped back to Libya used a satellite phone to issue a desperate plea for help. The callers were among 75, mostly Somali refugees intercepted off the southern coast of Sicily the day...
28 Aug 2009
‘Adnkronos International’ reports that Italian police detained 42 prostitutes in a series of raids and will deport nine who are illegal immigrants. The clients of under age sex workers will be sent to prison for between six months...
20 Aug 2009
‘Sunday Herald’ reports that riots broke out in three overcrowded immigrant detention centers in northern Italy last week as the new law came into effect, making illegal immigration a specific crime. While doctors and teachers are...
02 Aug 2009
Human Rights Watch reports that Italy’s expulsion of a Tunisian terrorism suspect to a country where he is at real risk of torture is the latest example of how it flouts the absolute ban on such returns. The case in question involves a...

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