Wednesday, October 22, 2008

AP - Official: Egypt's police kill Sudanese migrant

The Associated Press

EL-ARISH, Egypt: An Egyptian medical official says border guards have shot and killed a Sudanese migrant who tried to illegally cross into Israel.

Imad Kharboush, head of the northern Sinai ambulance department, says the body of 19-year-old Abdel-Hameed Abdel-Qader arrived Wednesday at a hospital in el-Arish with a fatal gunshot wound.

Kharboush says the man was a Sudanese migrant from the war-torn region of Darfur.
Hundreds of Africans seeking political asylum and jobs try to cross from Egypt into Israel annually.

Amnesty International has urged the Egyptian government to end the use of lethal force against migrants.

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