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Morocco/Spain: Horrific Migrant Deaths at Melilla Border

Today I'm joined by Kartik Raj of Human Rights Watch to discuss the deaths of at least 23 African men at the Melilla-Morocco border on June 24, 2022. The deaths occurred during an attempt by as many as 2,000 people to enter Spain by climbing the high chain-link fences surrounding Melilla, one of two Spanish enclaves in North Africa. An independent, impartial investigation should identify the causes of death and whether security forces were responsible for the loss of life with a view to ensuring accountability and justice for the families of the victims.