Humanity NGO subjected to administrative arrest after landing in Crotone


By John

The Humanity 1 ship of the German NGO Humanity SOS was subjected to administrative detention in the port of Crotone for twenty days because it would have hindered the rescue operations of the Libyan Coast Guard. The measure was notified yesterday after the ship docked at the port of Crotone where 200 people who Humanity 1 had rescued in various interventions disembarked. According to what has emerged, the Libyan coast guard reported to the Italian authorities that one of its patrol boats was proceeding to rescue a boat with around 100 people on board when Humanity 1 arrived and a group of around 40 migrants jumped into the sea to go towards the NGO’s boat which then saved them. According to the new rules on immigration which regulate above all the interventions of the NGO, this behavior would have hindered the rescue and endangered human lives and for this reason, although Humanity 1 rescued the migrants by taking them to a safe port, it was ordered administrative detention. According to the story that the rescued migrants told the NGO staff, Libyan militias had attacked them with weapons before their escape