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Italy: 150 refugees stuck on Diciotti ship start hunger strike

Italy, August 25: Some 150 refugees stuck on board the coast guard ship Diciotti in the Sicilian port of Catania  have started a hunger strike. They are blocked from disembarking by the Italian government. They have been in the port for the last five days. The Italian government is demanding that other European nations take in the people aboard the vessel.

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