Malta: Further information: Asylum-seekers allowed to disembark

Maltese authorities finally allowed the disembarkation of all asylum-seekers held on four ferry boats off Malta’s territorial waters in the night of 6-7 June. The approximately 425 asylum-seekers had been transferred to the ferry boats after their rescue in the central Mediterranean. The disembarkation puts an end to their arbitrary and indefinite detention on the ferries, which for some of them, lasted over a month.

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