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Suspected ship hijacking: Three migrants accused

they did not want to go back to Libya - that's why three Teenagers had been forced, apparently, the captain of the "El Hiblu 1" to change the course and bring them to Malta. There is a long time in prison you met.

Three young, which should have redirected a ship with migrants on Board on the way to Libya, have been accused in Malta. The 15-, 16 -, and 19-Year-old from Guinea and the ivory coast ship, and intimidation by imprisonment of between seven years and life threatening in the case of a conviction for the violent Takeover of a Commercial. The alleged crimes under Maltese law as a terrorist activity.

One of the accused is escorted from the Courtroom.

"Terrorist activity"

The ship "El Hiblu 1" had saved on Wednesday, sealing off the Libyan coast in the Mediterranean sea 108 migrants, including women and children. When they heard that they should be brought back to Libya, forced the desperate migrants to the captain to change course in the direction of Malta. The under the Flag of Palau-propelled "El Hiblu 1" was located about six nautical miles off the Libyan port of Tripoli, as you suddenly umsteuerte.

A Maltese special operations command had taken over the ship then on Thursday on the open sea and in the port of Valletta. After the arrival in Valetta five migrants were arrested. They rejected the allegations. The rest of the "El Hiblu 1" the rescued people have been housed in a reception centre.

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