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LTDH calls for setting up commission to search for Tunisian illegal migrants reported missing off Lampedusa.

TUNIS (TAP) - The Tunisian Human Rights League (LTDH) denounced on Thursday, "the degrading situation" inflicted on illegal migrants as "a situation in contravention of the slightest principles of human rights."

It also called for setting up an independent commission which will be tasked with searching for the people reported missing in the shipwreck of a boat carrying Tunisian illegal migrants off theislandofLampedusa.

The point is also to hold a national dialogue to find solutions to social problems including notably poverty and unemployment.

In a statement, the LTDH urged the government to give proof of more ''severity ''to arrest those who organise illegal immigration and enquire about the fate of those reported missing.

It also urged civil society activists and politicians to "put pressure on western countries, governments and civil society to secure the free movement of people in accordance with international conventions."

The reaction of the League follows after the shipwreck, last September 6, of a boat carrying about 110 Tunisian illegal migrants off theislandofLampedusa.

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Date:Sep 13, 2012
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