Facing 90 years in jail for killing six refugees

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MIGRANTS: Were allegedly pushed overboard for religious reasons.

THE Spanish prosecutor’s office has demanded 90 years in prison for a Cameroonian man accused of killing – for religious reasons – six people that were travelling with him in a dinghy, which had departed from Nador, Morocco, and was found in Almeria waters by Maritime Rescue.

The Cameroonian allegedly pushed them into the water after hitting them several times with a plank of wood torn from the ship. According to the prosecutor’s office, the accused hit those who had different beliefs from him or carried charms and certain religious objects.

Although the corpses were never found, the prosecutor’s office demands 15 years in prison for each victim he allegedly killed. Apart from the six he was said to have murdered, between 15 and 30 people died during the journey to Europe before being rescued.

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