10 Settembre 2018
Rome, September 10 - Italian police have identified a group of 34 Eritreans at the town of Ventimiglia, on the Italian-French border, who were in Italy after being rescued by the Diciotti coast guard ship. Around 40 Diciotti migrants recently went missing from a Church-run migrant centre at at Rocca Di Papa, south of Rome, after being transferred from the Diciotti. The migrants were moved to the centre along with around 60 others after a standoff between Interior Minister Matteo Salvini and the EU. Salvini, who is accused of kidnapping them, kept them aboard the Diciotti for 10 days saying they would not land until the EU agreed to take them in. In the end Catholic bishops agreed to take 100 while Ireland and Albania said they would take 20 each. The Diciotti Eritreans were identified in a group of 51 travelling on a bus to a Red Cross centre at Ventimiglia as they seek to enter France.
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