Reuters and AlertNet (Jerusalem) – Israel’s High Court should order an end to the government’s policy of forcibly returning to Egypt migrants who enter Israel at the Sinai border without giving them an opportunity to claim asylum, Human Rights Watch said today. Egypt has forcibly returned hundreds of migrants and asylum seekers to countries where they face torture and ill-treatment.

Reuters and AlertNet (Jerusalem) – Israel’s High Court should order an end to the government’s policy of forcibly returning to Egypt migrants who enter Israel at the Sinai border without giving them an opportunity to claim asylum, Human Rights Watch said today. Egypt has forcibly returned hundreds of migrants and asylum seekers to countries where they face torture and ill-treatment.

BOGOTA – Colombian navy personnel detained Saturday in Caribbean waters 34 citizens of Eritrea who were sailing towards Central America after entering the country illegally, regional military officials said.The foreigners were in an unlicensed vessel with two Colombian crew members, who were also taken into custody, Colombia’s navy commander for the Caribbean, Adm. Roberto Garcia, said.

BOGOTA – Colombian navy personnel detained Saturday in Caribbean waters 34 citizens of Eritrea who were sailing towards Central America after entering the country illegally, regional military officials said.The foreigners were in an unlicensed vessel with two Colombian crew members, who were also taken into custody, Colombia’s navy commander for the Caribbean, Adm. Roberto Garcia, said.

Over 230 migrants were feared drowned at the end of last month when their overcrowded boat capsized in high winds around 30 miles off the coast of Libya. According to the International Organization for Migration, nearby oil platform workers rescued about 20 people. However, the majority of the more than 250 would be migrants on the boat are feared drowned. Over 100 bodies have now been recovered, but the search for survivors was called off Thursday, April 2.

Over 230 migrants were feared drowned at the end of last month when their overcrowded boat capsized in high winds around 30 miles off the coast of Libya. According to the International Organization for Migration, nearby oil platform workers rescued about 20 people. However, the majority of the more than 250 would be migrants on the boat are feared drowned. Over 100 bodies have now been recovered, but the search for survivors was called off Thursday, April 2.