Mediterranean migrant smugglers 'violent and audacious': agencies

April 15, 2015 11:01 PM

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LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Many migrants who survive the perilous sea crossing to Europe from North Africa are physically and sexually abused by the smugglers who organize their journey, according to testimony gathered by aid workers in Italy.

"We can clearly say that violence is one of the methods used to control migrants," said Stefano Di Carlo, Head of Mission for Medecins sans Frontieres (MSF), the medical aid agency.

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