Interview The far-right and Italian spooks spied on our rescue missions

DARIUSH BEIGUI and HENDRIK SIMON, former members of the NGO rescue ship Iuventa, tell Ben Cowles how Matteo Salvini and the Italian secret services tried to criminalise them for saving lives at sea

IT’S normal now for the NGO refugee rescue ships operating in the Mediterranean to expect to be met with outright hostility by the European Union and the Italian and Maltese governments.

There were several cases last year when Italy and Malta blocked charity rescue ships — like the Alan Kurdi, Sea Watch 3, Ocean Viking, Open Arms, Mare Juno and others — from disembarking the rescued in their ports for weeks.  

For a few months towards the end of last year and the...
source: Morning Star Online

2020-05-20 21:38
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