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Man identified as captain of doomed migrant ship appears in Italian court
Man identified as captain of doomed migrant ship appears in Italian court

The man authorities say was the captain of a migrant boat that sank last weekend with the presumed loss of more than 700 lives appeared in court here Friday as prosecutors sought to charge him in connection with the tragedy. Officials say Mohammed Alì Malek, 27, a Tunisian national, was the skipper of the converted fishing boat when it capsized late Saturday in waters between Libya and Italy. The Tunisian national denies being in charge and says he was one of the migrants, his lawyer has told the local media. Authorities are seeking to charge Malek with multiple counts of homicide and facilitating illegal immigration. A preliminary hearing was held Friday. Malek was among only...

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