Video of migrants sprayed for scabies stirs outrage in Italy




 
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Video of migrants sprayed for scabies stirs outrage in Italy
 
December 17th, 2013  
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Video of migrants sprayed for scabies stirs outrage in Italy
By Steve Scherer ROME (Reuters) - A video showing migrants standing naked in the cold while being sprayed for scabies stirred outrage in Italy on Tuesday and underscored what many have criticized as the European Union's failure to tackle its immigration crisis humanely. RAI 2 interviewed one of the migrants, identified only as Khalid, who said they were lined up and treated "like animals". Laura Boldrini, the president of Italy's lower house of parliament, issued an angry note saying that "stripping men and women naked outside in the middle of winter" was "unworthy of a civilized country". The mayor of Lampedusa, Giusi Nicolini, said the video made the center look like a "concentration camp" and that Italy should be "ashamed" of its treatment of migrants.

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