Italy seizes NGO rescue boat for allegedly aiding illegal migration

Italy seizes NGO rescue boat for allegedly aiding illegal migration(In this August 2nd story, corrects para 3 to show boat has not been moved from Lampedusa) By Wladimiro Pantaleone PALERMO, Italy (Reuters) – 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. Jugend Rettet said on Twitter it had received no information about the investigation.



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