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Survivors of 2011 migrant tragedy sue Belgian army

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An image of the migrant boat taken by a Nato asset, April 2011
An image of the migrant boat taken by a Nato asset, April 2011 REUTERS/Amir Cohen
By: Michel Arseneault
7 min

Three survivors of a tragedy that caused the deaths of 63 migrants in the Mediterranean are taking the Belgian army to court for failing to rescue them. They say the Belgian military present in the area two years ago failed to respond to their repeated distress signals.  Katherine Booth of the International Federation for Human Rights explain why her organisation has joined NGOs backing the case. 

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