Migrants Were Raped and Tortured Before Their Boat Sank Off Lampedusa

Armed gang keeps migrants in camps until they pay thousands of dollars


People traffickers tortured and raped African migrants whose boat later sank off Lampedusa with the loss of more than 360 lives, Italian police say.

The police have arrested a Somali man on Lampedusa accused of committing crimes with the armed gang.

Most of the victims on 3 October were Eritreans and Somalis. Their fishing boat capsized near Lampedusa, a tiny Italian island off North Africa.