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[wanabidii] Amnesty International: Italy has violated migrants' human rights under EU pressure (M&G Africa)
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Amnesty International: Italy has violated migrants' human rights under EU pressure
European law says migrants must stay in the country where they first enter the bloc and that is determined by where they give their fingerprints.
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