Nato lässt 61 afrikanische MigrantInnen im Mittelmeer verhungern und verdursten
Posted by entdinglichung - 9. Mai 2011
Dozens of African migrants were left to die in the Mediterranean after a number of European and Nato military units apparently ignored their cries for help, the Guardian has learned.
A boat carrying 72 passengers, including several women, young children and political refugees, ran into trouble in late March after leaving Tripoli for the Italian island of Lampedusa. Despite alarms being raised with the Italian coastguard and the boat making contact with a military helicopter and a Nato warship, no rescue effort was attempted.
All but 11 of those on board died from thirst and hunger after their vessel was left to drift in open waters for 16 days. „Every morning we would wake up and find more bodies, which we would leave for 24 hours and then throw overboard,“ said Abu Kurke, one of only nine survivors. „By the final days, we didn’t know ourselves … everyone was either praying, or dying.“
den Rest der Drecksarbeit besorgen Gaddafis Sicherheitskräfte:
„On 10 April, the boat washed up on a beach near the Libyan town of Zlitan near Misrata. Of the 72 migrants who had embarked at Tripoli, only 11 were still alive, and one of those died almost immediately on reaching land. Another survivor died shortly afterwards in prison, after Gaddafi’s forces arrested the migrants and detained them for four days.“