Italy says Malta refuses to accept migrant ship, decision 'inhumane'

Italy says Malta refuses to accept migrant ship, decision 'inhumane'

ROME (Reuters) - Italy said on Friday that Malta had refused to take in a ship carrying more than 200 rescued migrants, calling the decision "absurd" and "inhumane".

Transport Minister Danilo Toninelli made the comment on his Facebook page. He also posted a photo of an email from the Maltese Armed Forces saying the "Lifeline" was not in an SAR (Search and Rescue) situation. The Maltese email also said the ship "has not manifested any distress".

(Reporting by Philip Pullella; Editing by Mark Heinrich)

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Updated Date: Jun 23, 2018 01:05 AM

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