Evidence Released of NGO Collaborating with People Smugglers

The Italian government has released photographic evidence which they claim shows the German migrant rescue NGO Jugend Rettet cooperating with people smugglers off the Libyan coast.

Jugend Rettet, an NGO which operates rescue missions in the search and rescue (SAR) zone off the Libyan coast, has been accused of cooperating with people smugglers by Italian prosecutors. The authorities have now released photographs which they claim show the Jugend Rettet vessel the “Iuventa” very close to a smuggler boat, Die Welt reports.

Just over a week ago, Italian authorities confiscated the Iuventa from the NGO and has since announced that at least 15 activists associated with the group are actively under investigation for cooperating with human traffickers.

  • LauraS

    Interesting. Perhaps they should take the NGO to court to cover the costs to Italy for these wonderfully diverse “refugees.”

  • Observer

    Governments are paying NGOs for each migrant they help so of course they want as many migrants as possible.

    It is the government paying both NGOs and migrants money that leads to increased numbers wanting to come to Europe for the free money and NGOs working to support people smuggling. The more people smuggling the more money the NGOs make.

    • Alain

      True, but there is also plenty of money coming from Soros funded operations.

  • mauser 98

    many of these rafts are military grade inflatables.. big motors…big $$ dollars
    who, where $$ supplies them?

    an endless supply for years.. or are they returned ?

  • sk6actual

    Reminds me of the Gaza Flotilla …