Spain: Guardia Civil blamed for migrant deaths in Ceuta

15 died trying to enter; minister to speak on Thursday

11 February, 19:51

    (ANSAmed) - MADRID, FEBRUARY 11 - The death toll continues to rise from an attempt last week by 1,400 Sub-Saharan migrants to enter the Spanish enclave of Ceuta in Morocco. On Tuesday about twenty associations lodged a complaint against the Guardia Civil, accusing it of using excessive force to push the migrants back. Some of the migrants drowned in the attempt to enter from the sea and one of the victims was reportedly in Spanish territory. The Ceuta prosecutor's office has opened an autonomous investigation. The Guardia Civil has meanwhile released footage corroborating its claim to having had to deal with a violent attack by the migrants. Another inquiry was initiated on February 7 by Defender of the People (ombudsman) Soledad Becerril, who accused the Ceuta government delegation. Interior Minister Jorge Fernandez Diaz, whose resignation has been called for by some left-wing parties, will be speaking before Congress on the matter. (ANSAmed).

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