13th November 02:29 AM
Iraqi man charged over deaths of migrants heading for Australia
By Naveel Krishant
Sunday 20/10/2019

Police in Australia have charged an Iraqi man over a people-smuggling operation which caused the deaths of more than 350 people.

The group of asylum seekers drowned in 2001 after their boat sank during a journey from Indonesia to Australia.

Police say the 43-year-old was part of a syndicate which arranged their travel and accommodation for money.

He is the third person to be charged over the incident, which took place off the coast of Indonesia.

[Source: BBC]

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