Amnesty: Italy signs secret migrant deal with Libya

By Nikolaj Nielsen

BRUSSELS – Italy has signed a new agreement with the Libyan National Transitional Council (NTC) to „curtail the flow of migrants,“ according to a report by Amnesty International.

Details of the pact have not been made public.

But the NGO in a report out on Wednesday (13 June) says it was signed on 3 April and entitles Italian authorities to intercept asylum seekers at sea and hand them back to Libyan soldiers.

It believes the agreement violates Italy’s obligations under the European Convention on Human Rights because it does not contain human rights safeguards. (more on