Rights groups seek ‘credible’ probe into Greece migrant shipwreck that killed

Rights groups seek ‘credible’ probe into Greece migrant shipwreck that killed

Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch call for a credible probe into a migrant shipwreck off Greece in which hundreds died . The overcrowded fishing trawler said to be carrying between people from Pakistan Syria and Egypt sank in international waters off Greece on its way to Italy from Libya .

The Greek coastguard and government have said no attempt was made to tow the boat and that it overturned when the coastguard was about metres away . The groups interviewed survivors four relatives of the missing as well as nongovernmental organisations UN agencies and representatives of the Greek coast guard and police during a visit to Greece between July and July .

Both groups called for a full and credible investigation into the shipwreck to clarify any responsibility for both the sinking of the ship and delays or shortcomings in the rescue efforts that may have contributed to the appalling loss of life . The EU rights watchdog last month also announced a probe into the sinking and whether Frontex the blocs border agency fulfilled its rescue duties .

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