Alleged Skipper Of Migrant Boat Appears In Italian Court

April 24, 2015 1:56 PM

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Mohammed Ali Malek is seen at Catania's tribunal, on Friday. Italian prosecutors blamed the captain of a grossly overloaded fishing boat for a collision which capsized and sank his vessel off Libya, drowning hundreds of migrants.

The man who authorities say captained a boat carrying migrants from Libya that capsized in the Mediterranean killing more than 700 has appeared is appearing in an Italian court to face possible charges of homicide and human trafficking.

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