Italians push back 108 migrants to Libya

The 108 migrants who were saved from drowning by Italian vessel Asso Ventotto have been returned to Libya.  This was announced by NGO Sea-Watch in a tweet yesterday around 10pm.

It seems that as a result of this decision, Italy has broken its historic 2012 deal, after the European Court of Human Rights announced that the country had violated the rights of numerous migrants and asylum seekers when Italy had intercepted a vessel with 200 migrants and pushed them back to Libya.

In the meantime, around 350 migrants returned to Libya were given assistance on site from the United Nations.