Latest Mediterranean Incident Highlights Italy's Migrant Crisis

April 18, 2015 11:30 AM

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I'm Linda Wertheimer. In just the last week, Italy has rescued some 11,000 migrants fleeing war and poverty in the Middle East and Africa. The unabated migrant crisis was underscored by the arrest of 15 Muslim men charged with religiously-motivated murder. NPR's Sylvia Poggioli reports.

SYLVIA POGGIOLI, BYLINE: Fifteen men from Ivory Coast, Mali and Senegal are accused of throwing a dozen people overboard during the perilous crossing toward Italy on a smuggler's boat from Libya. The alleged victims from Ghana and Nigeria were all Christians. The arrests were made following intervie...

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