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For the first time since 2009, Italian ship brings back 109 migrants to Libya

A migrant boat rescued in international waters by an Italian refueling flag ship, the Asso Ventotto, brought migrants back to Libya on Monday, 30 July.

UNHCR (United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees) announced the launch of an investigation on Tuesday and is concerned about the violation of international law.

In 2012, Italy was sentenced by the European Court of Human Rights to have returned to Libya migrants rescued at sea in 2009.

The information was disclosed on Monday night on Twitter by Oscar Camps, the founder of the Spanish NGO Proactiva Open Arms, before being taken over by Nicola Fratoianni, an Italian left-wing MP, who is currently aboard the Spanish humanitarian boat currently crisscrossing the Libyan coast.

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