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Shahida Raza, Pakistani Pro Athlete, Named as Victim of Shipwreck Off Calabrian Coast That Killed 57

HeadlineMar 06, 2023

The Italian Coast Guard rescued over 200 migrants off the coast of Lampedusa Friday, as the far-right government of Giorgia Meloni has also imposed draconian anti-refugee policies.

Meanwhile, one of the victims of last month’s tragic shipwreck off the Calabrian coast has been identified as Shahida Raza, who played on Pakistan’s national soccer and field hockey teams. Raza, who was a member of the Shiite Muslim Hazara minority, had fled toward Europe in hopes of providing a better life for her disabled 3-year-old son.

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