Lampedusa was the closest safe port.
5 EU countries had agreed to take the people on board.
They'd been at sea for 17 days.
Libya is not a safe country. apnews.com/43eb47c8ce6b49…
It removes the category of ‘humanitarian protection’ for migrants deemed ineligible for refugee status & allows NGO ships to be confiscated indefinitely & NGOs to be fined. aljazeera.com/news/2019/06/l…
Tmw, solidarity actions in support of #CarolaRackete will be held in Palermo, Naples & Pescara.
This week, Italy’s parliament debates whether to turn the Salvini Decree into law.