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Official statement by investigated Iuventa Crew members.
Earlier this week refugees from the Moria prison camp protested on Lesvos. On August 30 the police and EASO promised that the protesters would rech all their demands on September 1 when they return to Moria. Earlier this week there was also an action in solidarity with life-savers at the Mediterranean.
Image: Action in solidarity with life-savers at the Mediterranean. Image by Arash Hampay Facebook Continue reading #RefugeesGR: Lies and Deception on #Lesvos
Statement of the German group Cars of Hope Wuppertal: Solidarity with Life-Savers at Sea, Other Supporters and Refugees!
Image: Solidarity action in Ancona, Italy. Banner says: “Rescuing lifes is not a crime. Free the Iucenta.” Image by Twitter account: @MeltingPotEU
Italian coastguards seized a refugee rescue boat operated by German aid group”Jugend Rettet e.V.” in the Mediterranean earlier today. After several European interior ministers started to criminalize life-savers in the past week with ridiculous claims that life-savers on the Mediterranean are working together with human trafficers, an Italian prosecuter ordered to search and seize the rescue boat Iuventa.
Image: The Iuventa. Image by Jugend Rettet e.V. Facebook page.