The Court of Crotone suspends the detention of Humanity 1


By John

The Civil Court of Crotone suspended the administrative detention of Humanity 1, the ship of the German NGO SOS Humanity which arrived in Crotone last March 4 after having rescued 77 people in the Sicilian channel. After disembarking, the ship was detained by the Italian authorities who notified the commander of an inter-force decree (Police Headquarters, Guardia di Finanza and Port Authority) which ordered the obligation to remain in the port of Crotone for 20 days for having violated the Piantedosi decree in rescuing adrift migrants.
Yesterday, the judge of the Civil Court of Crotone, Antonio Albenzio, in examining the appeal presented by SOS Humanity ordered the suspension of the arrest, underlining “the apparent injustice of the measure issued” and setting a new hearing for April 17th to decide on the merits .
«Our ship is now free – we read on the SOS Humanity Facebook page – after the unjust detention on March 2nd. The Tribunal issued an independent judgment based on the facts unlike the Italian authorities, who implemented the Meloni government's political agenda by hindering civilian search and rescue at sea.”