ITALY REACHES BREAKING POINT: Rome sending migrants BACK to Sudan on private jets

Thursday, August 25, 2016
By Paul Martin

ITALY has started to send migrants back to Sudan on specially chartered flights, with 48 already deported.

By KATIE MANSFIELD
Express.co.uk
Thu, Aug 25, 2016

Sudanese and Italian authorities are working together to tackle the migrant crisis.

Some 48 people in Ventimiglia have been deported as human rights organisations protest against the move.

The migrants, who were hoping to cross the Italian border into France, were flown to the Sudanese capital of Khartoum on a chartered EgyptAir flight.

In a bid to avoid protesters expecting the flight to leave from Milan Malpensa Airport, the migrants were actually flown from Turin-Caselle, an airport over an hour away.

The deportation, the first of its kind in Italy, has been met with outrage.

Speaking to local media, protesters said: “We knew well two of the guys that were on that plane.

“Until yesterday they were in the Red Cross centre, they felt safe and they were preparing everything to ask for asylum.”

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