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9th Dec 2023

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Italy threatens to return migrants to Libya

Italy's interior minister, Matteo Salvini, threatened on Sunday to send "back to Libya" nearly 180 people picked up by Italian coastguard ship Diciotti. "Either Europe decides to seriously offer Italy some concrete help ... or we will be forced to do what will definitively end the human traffickers' business. That means taking the people saved in the sea back to Libya," Salvini said in a statement.

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