refugees have revealed how they linked arms to form a 'human chain' in a
desperate bid to stop Muslim migrants throwing them into the sea after
an argument about religion.
group of 15 men were arrested on suspicion of 'multiple aggravated
murder motivated by religious hate'.last week after 12 Christians from
Ghana and Nigeria were allegedly thrown off a rubber dinghy into the
from the boat, made up of 105 migrants from diverse religions and
ethnicities, have now claimed the men tried to throw other Christians
off the side of the vessel after an argument about religion - but were
prevented because they huddled together to create a human chain.
A Christian migrant told how he and
others formed a 'human chain' to stop Muslim men who were allegedly
trying to throw them overboard. Pictured: A migrant looks on after
disembarking from a tug boat in Trapani
Fifteen men were arrested on suspicion
of 'multiple aggravated murder motivated by religious hate'.last week
after 12 Christian men from Ghana and Nigeria were allegedly thrown into
the Mediterranean Sea
from Ghana, told police in Palmero that he boarded a dinghy in Libya
heading to Sicily last Saturday and said the men threw three of his
friends and six others into the water.
said: ‘About a day and a half into the crossing, at a certain point
some Muslims started to rail against us Christians just because we
practiced a different religion.
said that they should throw us into the sea. After the threats we found
ourselves in open sea and not long after they started to throw some
Christians in the sea.’