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Italy: Reject Anti-Rescue Proposals

(Milan) – The Italian government should firmly reject a proposal to fine shipmasters up to 5,500 euros for every person they rescue and take to Italy, Human Rights Watch said today. Deputy Prime Minister and Interior Minister Matteo Salvini has proposed this and other problematic anti-rescue measures in a decree to be examined by the government in the coming days. “Salvini’s latest salvo in his war on humanitarian rescue puts a price tag on the right to life,” said Judith Sunderland, associate Europe and Central Asia director at Human Rights Watch. “The rest of the coalition government should reject…

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