The NGO Mission Lifeline won a legal battle against nationalist organisation Pegida at the District Court of Dresden on Thursday. Going forward, Pegida will be fined a total of €250,000 ($298,936; £221,051) if they publicly refer to the NGO as a 'smuggler' organisation. Mission Lifeline is an organisation which operates in the Mediterranean, with the goal of saving drowning migrants. The NGO... Еще took legal action against Pegida, after the anti-Islam organisation shared a Facebook post dubbing it a 'smuggler' organisation and accusing it of working closely with local smugglers in Libya, in «blatant ignorance» of the law. Dresden District Court ruled that if Pegida made such accusations in the future, it would be fined a total of €250,000. «We are very satisfied», said Mission Lifeline spokesperson Alex Steier of the verdict, adding they can now «continue to work in peace and collect donations and save people's lives». Mission Lifeline has been operating a rescue ship in the Mediterranean with volunteer crew members since September 2017.