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On 23 August 2020, Souleman, his wife Layla and son Cillian were rescued from the central Mediterranean.
His first night on board Sea-Watch 4, he asked for a pen and paper. He said he wanted to write a letter.
A message for Europe.
During the maiden voyage of #SeaWatch4, Souleman was rescued from a rubber boat in distress, along with his wife & two-year-old son.— MSF Sea (@MSF_Sea) November 20, 2020
The first night he spent safely on board, he requested to borrow a pen and paper.
He said wanted to write a letter:
A message to Europe. pic.twitter.com/wkjNPY8GcG
Souleman and his family were safely disembarked on 2 September. Hundreds of people have drowned and thousands were forced back to Libya since Italian authorities prevented Sea-Watch 4 from returning to sea.
It is time to stop the dying in the central Mediterranean.
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