Migrant Ship Enters Italian Waters Despite Warnings

Migrant Ship Enters Italian Waters Despite Warnings

Migrant Ship Enters Italian Waters Despite Warnings

Salvini accused the European Union of "disinterest and abandonment towards Italy". UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michele Bachelet said measures that criminalize humanitarian assistance to migrants and refugees, including those targeting sea rescues, "violate ancient and precious values that are common to us all, by penalizing compassion".

Salvini earlier this month issued a decree that would bring fines of up to €50,000 for the captain, owner and operator of a vessel "entering Italian territorial waters without authorisation".

Sea Watch picked up 53 refugees and migrants from a rubber boat off the coast of Libya and had remained in global waters since June 12.

Salvini has insisted the ship belonging to German group Sea-Watch and sailing under a Dutch flag should have continued on to Malta, Tunisia or northern European ports instead of remaining near Italy. As a matter of policy and practice, Libyan forces take people they rescue or intercept at sea to Libya, where they face arbitrary detention in abysmal conditions and a well-documented risk of serious abuse, including forced labor, torture, and sexual violence. "I hope that Italy in this particular incident will contribute to a swift resolution for the persons on board". A German humanitarian ship carrying 42 migrants rescued off Libya two weeks ago is in Italian waters within sight of Lampedusa island in defiance of a ban by the country's hard-line interior minister.

The migrants have been on the ship for two weeks after being rescued off Libya.

"It's an upside-down world if the cost of a ship's captain bringing people to safety on shore is breaking unjust laws and risking a massive fine", Sunderland said.

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"We can't hold on any longer. Help us, think of us", one migrant from the Ivory Coast said in a video broadcast by Sea-Watch.

The ship's captain, Carola Rackete, said on Twitter that she had run out of options.

"The UNHCR asks for the security decree to be revised and for a system of rescue and disembarkment to be created".

On Lampedusa, where Salvini's far-right League won 45 percent in May's European elections, a priest has camped in the street to demand those on board - including three minors - be allowed to disembark. "The criminalisation of NGOs must end", she said.

The stand-off between a Sea-Watch rescue boat and Rome escalated Thursday as the European Commission called for relief for 42 migrants stranded on the spurned vessel. The magistrate then accused the crew of breaching immigration rules. So far this year, just 2,456 have arrived across the Mediterranean, according to official data, down 85% for the same period in 2018 and down 96% from 2017 levels.

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