Rescue could spark showdown with government after order not to bring migrants to Italy
An Italian charity ship has rescued about 50 people at sea off Libya, prompting Rome to warn it was ready to “stop once and for all” such private vessels from bringing rescued migrants to Italy.
Italy’s hardline interior minister, Matteo Salvini, has repeatedly declared Italian waters closed to NGO rescue vessels and has left several of them stranded at sea in the past in an attempt to force the rest of Europe to take more asylum seekers.
Good luck & thank you. We hope the disembarkation outside of Libya will be faster than what we witnessed before. https://t.co/iy9KTlKU06
Link : Italian charity ship defies Rome to rescue 50 off Libyan coast