Migrants tragedy captain is jailed
A JUDGE in Sicily has convicted a ship captain in the April 2015 sinking that left 700 dead in one of the Mediterranean’s worst migrant disasters.
The Tunisian captain, Mohammad Ali Malek, was sentenced to 18 years in prison and fined £7.5million, convicted of multiple manslaughter counts.
Malek had inadvertently rammed the overloaded fishing boat into the cargo ship trying to rescue it.
The boat flipped after migrants rushed to one side. Only 28 survived.