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Undercover Italian police photograph NGO ship working with migrant traffickers

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    Italian coastguards seized a migrant rescue boat operated by a German aid group in the Mediterranean suspected of aiding illegal immigration from Libya, a prosecutor said on Wednesday.

    Video showed the Iuventa, which is run by Jugend Rettet, arriving at the island of Lampedusa surrounded by several coastguard vessels after it was stopped at sea before dawn.

    Police inspected the ship as soon as it docked and checked the crew passports. They later took charge of the boat.

    On board a seperate 'Save The Children' ship, an undercover police officer had gathered evidence that crew of the Iuventa had been colluding with Libyan migrant traffickers.

    They crew of the Iuventa were photographed executing a migrant transfer with migrant traffickers who escorted the migrants to the ship. They communicated with the traffickers and then towed the traffickers' migrant boat back to Libya for re-use.

    There is growing suspicion over the role non-governmental organizations are playing in picking up migrants off the Libya coast and bringing them to Italian ports.

    Ambrogio Cartosio, chief prosecutor in the western Sicilian city of Trapani, told a news conference his investigation into Jugend Rettet was ongoing and no one had yet been charged.

    "The evidence is serious," Cartosio said. "We have evidence of encounters between traffickers, who escorted illegal immigrants to the Iuventa, and members of the boat's crew."

    Jugend Rettet, which describes itself as an organization of young Europeans, was one of five groups that refused to sign up to Italy's new code of conduct for NGOs trafficking migrants in the Mediterranean.

    http://www.corriere.it/foto-gallery/cronache/17_agosto_03/iuventa-foto-sequenza-contatti-gli-scafisti-324a5646-781c-11e7-8ef0-c9b41f95269b.shtml
    http://roma.corriere.it/notizie/cronaca/17_agosto_04/agente-infiltrato-nave-ong-cosi-ho-scoperto-contatti-iuventa-trafficanti-libici-e765329e-7880-11e7-8ef0-c9b41f95269b.shtml
    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-europe-migrants-italy-ngo-idUSKBN1AI21B

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    The 5-Star Movement, which polls say is now the country's biggest party, have accused NGOs of offering a "taxi" service to migrants, while the rightist Northern League party has said all their ships should be impounded.
     
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    NGO Suspends Migrant ‘Taxi Service’ in the Mediterranean

    Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has suspended its so-called “rescue” missions ferrying migrants across the Mediterranean to Europe.

    Françoise Bouchet-Saulnier, responsible for MSF ship Prudence, has said the NGO will cease its activities pending explanations from Libya’s nominal government over warnings that “NGOs which pretend to want to rescue illegal migrants and carry out humanitarian actions” are no longer welcome in the search-and-rescue zone in and around their waters, Radio France Internationale reports.

    Earlier this week, a Libyan Coast Guard vessel approached another NGO ship — the Golfo Azzurro, operated by Proactiva Open Arms — and fired warning shots at it.

    The crew say they were told: “We have been watching you for the last two days. You are carrying out suspicious activities, we have confirmation that you have dealings with traffickers, do not come back to our waters.”

    The Libyans supposedly added: “Never come back, otherwise [we] will shoot you.”

    http://www.breitbart.com/london/2017/08/12/ngo-suspends-migrant-taxi-service-in-the-mediterranean/

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    Libyan coastguard chases NGO ship Golfo Azzurro out of their waters and accuses of them of acting as a ferry service for the smugglers.

     
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    Czech news reported that there is a new armed militia operating in Libya that is PREVENTING the migrants from leaving Africa.

    - 100s of members
    - Consisting of members of police, army and general population
    - Group stopped over 50% of migrants leaving the shores of Libya.
    - Italy confirms this, reporting 50% less migrants
    - Group has their own detention camps for holding migrants.

    The report states that the sudden drop in the migrant flow had been caused by a new militia in the seaside city — 70 kilometers west of Tripoli — which is blocking the asylum seekers from leaving, often by detaining and holding them in custody.

    The militia force in Sabratha “works on the ground to prevent the migrants leaving on boats towards Italy,” said an unidentified “civil society organizer” in the city, as quoted in the report, noting that the group is made up of several hundred “civilians, policemen, army figures.”

    It further quoted a second source in the city – “who follows smuggling activity closely” — as saying that the force is conducting a “very strong campaign” that was launched by a “former mafia boss.”

    The report then cited yet another source “with contacts in Libya” as saying that the Sabratha group was making “a significant effort to police the area.”

    http://zpravy.idnes.cz/migranti-libye-evropa-uprchlici-dal-/zahranicni.aspx?c=A170822_194115_zahranicni_mok
    http://pakobserver.net/libyan-militia-halting-refugee-europe/
     
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    Breitbart is reporting this now.

    WATCH: Italian TV Broadcasts Alleged Footage of ‘Save the Children’ Working with People Smugglers



    Italian television programme Matrix has shown footage of what they claim is of members of the pro-migrant rescue NGO Save the Children cooperating with people traffickers.

    The television programme, which is hosted on Italian network Canale 5, released the footage which shows what they claim are people smugglers helping a large wooden boat of migrants get to the ship chartered by Save the Children, the Vos Hestia, off the coast of Libya.

    The migrants on the boat appear to be clearly Sub-Saharan African, contrasted by the alleged people smugglers who appear to be North African or Arabic. The footage shows one of the men of North African appearance physically beating the individuals on the boat before they are taken to the NGO vessel.

    http://www.breitbart.com/london/2017/09/26/italian-television-programme-alleged-footage-ngos-working-people-smugglers/
     
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