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Italian Police Tortured Migrants to Meet EU Target, Report Finds

Italian police tortured asylum seekers with electric shocks and beatings in an effort to meet EU registration requirements, says a new report by human rights group Amnesty International. EU pressure to fingerprint...

by LibertiesEU

Italian police tortured asylum seekers with electric shocks and beatings in an effort to meet EU registration requirements, says a new report by human rights group Amnesty International. EU pressure to fingerprint every new arrival led to abuse at "hotspots" where asylum seekers are initially identified, screened, and processed, the 56-page report finds. People refusing fingerprinting can have them taken by force under EU commission rules from 2014 that called for a "proportionate use of coercion."


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