Boy Found in Suitcase Gets Spanish Residency

Adou, the Ivory Coast ‘suitcase boy’ found inside luggage at a border crossing between Spain and Morocco, has been granted a one-year residency permit by the Spanish government.
The eight-year-old remains in the care of child-protection authorities in the Spanish north African enclave of Ceuta, two weeks after the security scanner image of a small boy in a fetal position inside a trolley suitcase was shared around the world.
His father, Ali Ouattara, originally from Ivory Coast but who has lived in the Canary Islands for the past nine years, said he did not know his son would be smuggled across the border that way. Mr Ouattara is in custody in Ceuta accused of human trafficking.



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