"This treatment also amounts to institutionalised racism since this way of parading accused persons seems to be reserved to non-Maltese nationals," aditus foundation, JRS and Integra Foundation said in a statement.
The five individuals, aged between 16-26, are migrants from Chad and Sudan currently residing at Ħal Far Tent Village. Three youths from Chad and one from Sudan aged 16, 17, 19 and 24-years-old tried to board a flight on Friday. The police also stopped 26-year-old twins from boarding a flight to Marseilles and Bologna.
Driving large cars laden with clothes, perfumes and other Christmas presents, the Mexicans, all with U.S. legal status, bore scant resemblance to the Central American migrants trudging north on foot, except for their shared fear of criminal gangs.
Some 3.9 million stateless people appear in the reporting of 78 countries, however the UN Refugee Agency estimates the actual total to be significantly higher.
EU funds support the roughly 3.5 million Syrian refugees in Turkey, after Syria's more than eight year war killed hundreds of thousands and pushed millions from their homes. In turn, Turkey has agreed to halt further immigration to Europe.
Newsbook.com.mt is also informed that people were inside when the container started moving, and managed to escape in time.
11 asylum seekers were arrested after a protest at Safi detention centre