11 asylum seekers still on the run after escaping Safi Detention Centre

Tista' taqra bil- Malti.

11 asylum seekers who were being detained at Safi Detention Centre have still not been found. A total of 22 asylum seekers escaped on Tuesday, out of which 11 had been found.

A spokesperson for the police told Newsbook.com.mt that 11 had been caught until Thursday morning while the rest remained on the run. A search for the escaped asylum seekers is still ongoing.

In October 2019, a Magistrate’s Court had declared the detention of migrants at the Safi Detention Centre for more than ten weeks was illegal after a habeas corpus was filed on behalf of six asylum seekers held at the centre.