Cameroonian on trial for murder

Man accused of killing of six migrants during dangerous sea crossing

One of the inflatable raft’s survivors arriving in Almería in December 2014 (Photo: EPA)

By Richard Torné

A Cameroonian man has gone on trial in Almería this week accused of murdering six people who were attempting to reach the coast of Spain in a small boat.

The accused, identified as 36-year-old A.M.B., was one of a group of about 29 sub-Saharan migrants who set off from the Moroccan coastal city of Nador aboard an inflatable raft in December 2014.

According to witness statements, six people were allegedly beaten and thrown overboard by two men during the crossing, which happened in bad weather and without power.

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