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28th Sep 2020

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Libyan migrant trafficker seen with Italian officials

Italian newspaper Avvenire published photos of notorious Libyan human trafficker Abd al-Rahman Milad, known as Bija, discussing migration at a table with Italian officials in 2017. A UN security report says Bija is responsible for shootings at sea and suspected of drowning dozens of people. Other reports say he traveled to Rome to participate in an EU-funded workshop hosted by International Organisation for Migration at a four-star hotel.

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