File photo: Migrants, who were rescued after their boat capsized in the Mediterranean Sea off the Tunisian Coast after they had left Libya, are seen inside a local Red Cross chapter in Zarzis, Tunisia May 11, 2019 ReutersMany Bangladeshi nationals reportedly died after their boat capsized in the Mediterranean Sea on May 9A writ petition has been filed with the High Court seeking its directives to take action against travel agencies and human traffickers responsible for the deaths of 37 Bangladeshis in the Mediterranean Sea. The writ seeks directives to take appropriate action in this regard according to the Prevention and Suppression of Human Trafficking Act, 2012. Supreme Court lawyer Advocate Mohammed Emdadul Haque filed the petition on Sunday with annexed newspaper reports about the death of Bangladeshis in the Mediterranean Sea. The lawyer said, the High Court bench of Justice FRM Nazmul Ahasan and Justice KM Kamrul Kader is likely to hear the writ on Tuesday. The Bangladeshi nationals, most of whom were from Sylhet and Noakhali districts, reportedly died after their boat capsized in the Mediterranean Sea on the way to Italy from Libya on May 9.
Source: Dhaka Tribune June 17, 2019 17:26 UTC