Migrant left at sea by Libyans recovering

A woman whose rescue fueled outrage at Italy's efforts to have Libya's coast guard bring migrants back has written to her Spanish rescuers and assured them she is being taken care of.

The Cameroonian woman, identified as Josepha, was rescued by the Spanish aid group Proactiva Open Arms on July 17.

The group accused the Libyan coast guard of abandoning her and two others after intercepting 160 Europe-bound migrants. Proactiva said the three had refused to board Libyan vessels and were left behind.

Proactiva provided a letter Wednesday in which Josepha wrote from her Spanish hospital that "when they abandoned me, they all left with another boat, I thought I was already dead."

Josepha's case sparked outrage at Italy's insistence that Libya spearheads rescues despite international consensus that Libya isn't secure.


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