German Foreign Ministry spokesperson Rainer Breul condemned what he called «completely unacceptable» threats and hate speech directed at German Sea-Watch 3 rescue ship Captain Carola Rackete, which he said had forced her to hide in «a secret location for safety reasons,» while speaking at a regular government press conference on Wednesday in Berlin.
Breul also denounced Wednesday's attack on the... Еще Tajoura Detention Centre in Tripoli, which left 40 people dead and around 80 injured. He stressed that those who had carried out the attack «have to be held accountable» for it.
Rackete was detained in Italy after refusing to comply with a ban on entering Italy's territorial waters, and docking her vessel in the port of Lampedusa on Saturday, ramming a police boat in the process, after spending weeks at sea and with 40 migrants on board.
She was subsequently put under house arrest but was freed by an Italian judge on Tuesday, who said that she had not broken the law and that she had been carrying out her duty to protect human life.