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Migrants Were Raped and Tortured Before Their Boat Sank Off Lampedusa

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

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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.

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