A group of independent UN human rights experts Jan. 26 voiced concern about the length of time immigrants rescued off the coast of Malta spend in custody, saying it is not "in line with international human rights law." The human rights experts noted that illegal immigrants arriving in Malta after enduring risky voyages from North African shores are subject to long periods of automatic detention without genuine legal recourse. "We consider that the detention regime applied to them is not in line with international human rights law," said Chairperson of the Working on Arbitrary Detention Manuela Carmena Castrillo. (UN News Service)

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