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In October 2013 Hassan Wahid had no choice but to embark, with his wife and four daughters, on a dangerous boat journey across the Mediterranean. Their boat was one of two shipwrecks that sank that month. Hassan and his wife survived; their daughters have never been found.

Fiji authorities must urgently investigate allegations that a man was severely beaten by army officers after he had sent a series of angry text messages to Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama, Amnesty International said. 

A year on from the Lampedusa shipwrecks, which claimed more than 500 lives, a new report highlights how the shameful inaction of EU countries has contributed to the deaths of thousands.  

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