Diciotti migrants file for damages against Italy

41 migrants file suit against Conte and Salvini

21 February, 12:42

    (ANSAmed) - ROME, FEBRUARY 21 - A law firm has filed a suit in the Rome civil court against Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte and Interior Minister Matteo Salvini on behalf of 41 migrants who were rescued at sea and brought aboard the ship Diciotti, sources at the interior ministry said.

    In the lawsuit, the migrants are asking for damages between 42,000 and 71,000 euros for having been forced to remain aboard the ship for several days. Sources at the interior ministry said 16 of the 41 migrants in the lawsuit have a birthdate listed as January 1.

    After the migrants disembarked from the Diciotti, they took refuge at structures run by the Baobab Experience refugee association.(ANSAmed).

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