Rescuers will go on trial for rescuing migrants


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The ship’s crew, who brought to Italy 47 illegal migrants from Africa, will be judged on the intention to sue the Minister of internal Affairs of the country, Matteo Salvini. About it reports The Local.

Salvini called the actions of the crew of the rescue boat Sea Watch 3 “a crime and a clear attempt to use these immigrants in political battles”. According to him, the evidence of their guilt in facilitating illegal migration will soon be submitted to the court.

The ship Sea Watch 3 sailing under the flag of Netherlands. Rescued in the Mediterranean sea of illegal immigrants it reached the shore of Sicily, to shelter from the weather. Italian border guards have repeatedly warned the crew that attempt to stick to the coast of Italy would be a crime: migrants rescued a week before this, and rescuers had a chance to visit the port as they walked through the waters of Libya, Tunisia and Malta.

Organization Save the Сhildren appealed to the Minister with a request to admit into the country at least 13 minors who are present on Board. Left parties in Parliament has not received permission from the authorities, but in spite of this, broke into the ship to handle on the physical and psychological condition of migrants.

Salvini earlier appealed to the authorities of the Netherlands and the government of Germany — the vessel has a German non-governmental organisation Sea Watch — with the requirement to take responsibility for the actions of the rescuers. The Minister for migration of Netherlands mark Harbers refused. According to him, the country is “not obliged” to seek a solution to the problem, as the crew had acted “on their own initiative”.

Migrants arriving in Italy by sea, often on rescue boats. Favorites in the summer of 2018, the government is strongly against illegal migration, therefore, since they are often not allowed into the country.

Video, photo All from Russia.


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