Spain Evicts Migrants from Mediterranean Islet

Posted September 4th, 2012 at 11:10 am (UTC-5)
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Spanish police have evicted more than 80 migrants who tried to enter Spain illegally from a Mediterranean islet.

The migrants landed last week on Spain's tiny Isla de Tierra, off the coast of Morocco.

Spanish authorities say police evicted most of the migrants early Tuesday, transferring them to the care of Moroccan authorities.

Some of the women and children migrants were taken to a Spanish hospital for medical treatment.

Rights groups have criticized the eviction — saying the migrants should have been processed, given access to lawyers and allowed to apply for asylum.

Scores of African migrants attempt to cross into Europe by way of Spain in hope of better lives.