Saturday, July 17, 2004

"Prosecuting humanitarianism", part II

An Italian judge has released the captain and crew of the Cap Anamur from jail, but it is unclear whether the charges against them will be dropped. They had been charged with "aiding and abetting illegal immigration" after rescuing a group of African refugees from their sinking boat.

The organisation these people work for, Cap Anamur, does good work and has saved over 10,000 refugees from drowning at sea. You can email them messages of support here.