Tuesday, February 3, 2009


"Residents of the Italian island of Lampedusa are rebelling against Rome. Thousands of refugees who have arrived there by boat could soon be interred on the small island -- to prevent them from disappearing into the European Union."

- Report from Spiegel Online, detailing the Italian government's idea to build a large detention facility on the island of Lampedusa to hold illegal immigrants prior to their deportation. The Lampedusans are upset and fear that this will kill their tourist industry...

One assumes that Spiegel Online meant to say "interned" and not "interred."

Interred: 1. To place (a dead body) in a grave or tomb; bury. 2. Obsolete. to put into the earth.
Interned: To confine, especially in wartime.

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