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When border controls kill

Following the release on 11 March 2013 of a shocking video on the Spanish radio station Cadena Ser's website that shows a patrol boat striking and sinking a dinghy that carried 25 migrants on 13 December 2012 while it was pursuing it.

The Spanish and international organisations Andalucía Acoge, Asociación Pro-Derechos Humanos de Andalucía (APDHA), Boats4People, Asociación Elin and the Federación estatal de SOS Racismo issued a press statement in which they noted that the video belies previous official versions of the incident and the interior ministry is "responsible for the death and disappearance of eight people in the waters off the Canary Islands' coast": Press statement: Concerning the video that belies the official version about a dinghy that was run over by the "Río Cabaleiro" patrol boat (English translation)

En relación al vídeo que desmonta la versión oficial de una patera arrollada por la patrullera: "Río Cabaleiro", [original in Spanish], 11 March 2013, available at:


Cadena Ser website

Un vídeo desmonta la versión oficial sobre el choque de una patrullera y una patera (the video that belies the official version of events), Nicolás Castellano.

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