Lifeline has rescued over 200 migrants in Mediterranean sea, Italy refuses to let them.
The German charity organization Lifeline 21 Jun saved 224 refugee in international waters of the Mediterranean sea. Interior Minister and Deputy Chairman of the Council of Ministers of Italy Matteo Salvini refused to allow the ship with the migrants.
The ship is now in the territorial waters of Malta, Italy has asked the country to allow the ship to its port “for the safety of the crew and passengers,” wrote on Friday, June 22, Salvini in his Facebook. According to him, on Board were 239 illegal migrants. As was later revealed to Reuters that Spain invited the authorities of Malta its assistance in solving problems with the ship and those on Board people.
Salvini argues that the coast guard of Italy and Libya has warned the police to intervene in the situation, and the Libyan authorities intended to do to deal with what is happening. He expressed doubts in correctness of actions of rescuers. According to Salvini, they “risk the lives of migrants on the boats, listening to Italian and Libyan authorities and intervene in order to load on Board is a valuable number of people – it’s human meat,” – said the head of Ministry of internal Affairs of Italy.
Rome is going to seize two vessels of German activists Lifeline and Seefuchs, which refers to the organization of the Sea-Eye, in order to check their legal status, said the Minister of transport and infrastructure of Italy, Danilo Toninelli. The ships go under the Netherlands flag, the country reported that both ships in their registers do not appear.
We will remind, recently Italy and Malta refused to accept the rescue vessel Aquarius of the organization SOS Méditerranée 629 with refugees on Board. The President of France Emmanuel macron then accused Italy of cynicism and irresponsibility of workers took Valencia.
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