In October 2008, a migrant boat attempting to sail from Algeria to Italy ran around near Tabarka, Tunisia. The boat’s 43 passengers (39 Algerians, 3 Tunisians, and 1 Moroccan), between the ages of 16 and 22, were detained by the Tunisian Coast Guard. There has been no word on their fate since shortly after their arrest. Last week a group of Algerian families travelled to Tunis and held a press conference asking the new Tunisian government for information about what happened to their family members. Past efforts to obtain information from the Tunisian government have been unsuccessful.
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