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Egypt convicts 56 over migrant boat sinking that killed 200

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An Egyptian court has sentenced 56 people to prison over the capsizing of a migrant boat which killed more than 200 people in September. The boat was said to be overcrowded with people who are mostly Egyptian, Syrian, Sudanese, Eritrean and Somali migrants who want to make it to Europe, in search for a better life. They were convicted for offences which includes: murder, manslaughter and negligence.

Only one woman was acquitted out of 57 people who were charged. A vessel without a licence was reportedly used by the perpetrators and they also received money from the victims.