Missing Since 2008 – Algerians Seek Information About 43 Family Members Who Disappeared After Arrest by Tunisian Coast Guard

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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