The Italian Court of Cassation (La Quinta sezione penale della Cassazione) on 9 December upheld a 30 year prison sentence for a Lebanese ship captain found responsible for the deaths of 283 migrants on 26 December 1996 when two smuggling ships collided between Malta and Sicily. Most of the migrants were from Pakistan, India, and Sri Lanka. The captain is still at large.
Italian Court Upholds Prison Sentence for Deaths of 283 Migrants in 1996 (News)
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