Italian police have arrested 15 Muslim migrants suspected of throwing a dozen Christians from a boat in the Mediterranean.
Police in the Sicilian capital Palermo said they had arrested the men on Thursday after survivors reported they had thrown 12 people from Nigeria and Ghana to their deaths.
The men were charged with multiple homicide motivated by religious hatred.
“The motive for the resentment was traced to their faiths,” the police said in a statement.
The boat, which was carrying 105 passengers, had set out from the Libyan coast on Tuesday.