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theguardian - 30 days ago

‘It’s a day off’: wiretaps show Mediterranean migrants were left to die

Exclusive: Transcripts of conversations between Italian officials and Libyan coastguard contained in leaked fileAt 8.18am on Friday 16 June 2017, the Libyan coastguard Col Massoud Abdalsamad received a long-distance phone call from an Italian coastguard official who told him that 10 migrant dinghies were in distress, many in Libyan territorial waters.“It’s a day off,” Abdalsamad told the official. “Perhaps we can be there tomorrow.” Continue reading...


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