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Spain ignores call to take in minors stuck on rescue boat

Madrid: Spain on Tuesday refused to consider a request from a Spanish rescue boat that it grant asylum to 31 minors stuck aboard the ship, arguing the demand was not valid.
The captain of the Open Arms, Marc Reig, sent a letter on Monday to Spain’s embassy in Malta asking that Madrid grant asylum to the minors, saying they all “fulfill the conditions for recognition as refugees”.
Another 150 migrants who were plucked from several boats in the Mediterranean are on board the Open Arms, off the coast of Italy’s southern Lampedusa island. (AFP)

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