An Italian charity took more than 40 migrants to the island of Lampedusa on Saturday, ignoring orders not to, and forcing a new clash with hardline Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini. Photo: EPA

Migrant rescue boat Alex docks in Italy, defying ban by far-right Interior Minister Matteo Salvini

  • Charity rescue vessel brings 41 shipwrecked migrants into port in Lampedusa
  • It is the second boat to defy far-right Interior Minister Matteo Salvini’s bid to close Italian ports to them
Topic |   Europe’s refugee crisis

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An Italian charity took more than 40 migrants to the island of Lampedusa on Saturday, ignoring orders not to, and forcing a new clash with hardline Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini. Photo: EPA
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Sea-Watch 3 captain Carola Rackete (C) being arrested after entering the port of Lampedusa and ramming a patrol boat. Photo: EPA-EFE

Captain of humanitarian vessel the Sea-Watch 3 faces up to 10 years in jail for landing migrants in Italy

  • Carola Rackete was detained after docking ship with 40 migrants on board in port without authorisation late on Friday
Topic |   Europe’s refugee crisis

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Sea-Watch 3 captain Carola Rackete (C) being arrested after entering the port of Lampedusa and ramming a patrol boat. Photo: EPA-EFE
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