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'Smuggler captain' accused over worst Mediterranean sinking appears in court

Posted by jpayoute on April 24, 2015 at 5:25 AM

GRNlive has correspondents in Sicily.

The Telegraph - The alleged captain of the migrant boat that sank at the weekend with the loss of an estimated 800 lives has appeared in court in Catania in Sicily. A grim-faced Mohamed Ali Malek, 27, from Tunisia, said nothing as he sat on a bench behind bars in the courtroom. It was not clear if a second alleged smuggler, Mahmud Bikhit from Syria, would attend the hearing. Prosecutors in Catania are building a case against Malek, who they suspect sunk the boat by deliberately colliding it three times against the merchant ship. Read more

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