Naples Mayor Condemns Italy’s Decision to Turn Away Refugee Boat as “Crime Against Humanity”

HeadlineJun 12, 2018

The Spanish government has agreed to allow a boat carrying more than 600 refugees to dock in Valencia, after Italy’s new anti-immigrant government turned the boat away, leaving the hundreds of refugees stranded in the Mediterranean. The boat is carrying over 120 unaccompanied children and seven pregnant women. In Italy, the mayor of Naples, Luigi de Magistris, condemned the Italian government’s decision to reject the refugee boat.

Mayor Luigi de Magistris: “The port of Naples is open. Whoever prevents a ship from docking in a port to save lives, whoever puts human lives at risk, not only behaves in an undignified, shameful and ethically reprehensible way, but commits a crime against humanity and will be called to answer before international tribunals.”

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