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Deja Vu - The Mediterranean Solution? ()
08 Jul 2003
Has Italy's Berlusconi been learning from Australia's John Howard?
SIEVX Deja Vu
Deja Vu - The Mediterranean Solution?
Has Italy's Berlusconi been learning from Australia's John Howard?
* A government under pressure to control a sharp surge in illegal immigration
* Plans to house asylum seekers in off shore 'transit camps'
* A policy already in place to turn back boats before they enter territorial waters
* Close cooperation between authorities in countries of departure and intended destination to deter and disrupt people smuggling
* Calls from the right to shoot at asylum seekers boats to deter them from coming
* Boat grossly overloaded and in poor repair
* Boat sinks about 60 nautical miles from land
* Hundreds drown and only dozens survive
Sources:
'Shoot asylum seekers'
http://www.globalfire.tv/nj/03en/race/shoot_them.htm
'Italian Foreign Minister proposes maritime control centre in Malta', Chris Sultana, Malta Business Weekly, 26 June 2003
http://www.maltabusinessweekly.com/newsview.asp?id=5293
'Search for 200 after refugee boat sinks', Sophie Arie, The Guardian, 21 June 2003
http://www.guardian.co.uk/international/story/0,3604,982180,00.html
mirrored at:
http://sievx.com/articles/psdp/2003/20030621SophieArie.html
'Some 200 clandestine immigrants feared dead in waters off Tunisia',
http://www.utusan.com.my, 21 June 2003
http://www.utusan.com.my/utusan/content.asp?y=2003&dt=0622&pub=Utusan_Ex
mirrored at: http://sievx.com/articles/psdp/2003/20030621Utusan.html
'Refugee crisis on Lampedusa', Jonathan Miller, Channel4.com, 22 June 2003
http://www.channel4.com/news/2003/06/week_3/22_island.html
mirrored at:
http://sievx.com/articles/psdp/2003/20030622JonathanMiller.html
For further information on another asylum seeker boat that conveniently sank see
http://sievx.com
For more information please contact: admin (at) hopecaravan.com
See also:
www.hopecaravan.com
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