The current crisis in Lybia has driven thousands of natives from their homes. Refugees fleeing to the nearby Sicily face the additional dangers of capsizing boats and treacherous seas. The Italian coastguard has rescued nearly 10,000 people since April 10th.
The refugees even face danger from their fellow migrants, as the International Business Time reports:
“Italian police have arrested 15 Muslim migrants in Palermo for allegedly having thrown Christian refugees off the rubber boat that was taking them to Italy after a fight for “religious reasons”, according to media reports.
“Those arrested – from Mali, Guinea and Ivory Coast – were part of a group of 100 that were rescued off the Libyan coast by the Italian coastguard.
“After their arrival in Palermo, the other migrants informed police that 12 Christian refugees were hurled off the boat and killed after a religious row with the 15 Muslims that were later arrested. Among the arrested is a 17-year-old, according to Repubblica newspaper.”
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