A refugee rescue vessel was seized by Italian authorities off the coast of Lampedusa after they alleged there was contact between the ship's crew and Libyan people traffickers, Thursday.
The Iuventa is run by the German charity, Jugend Rettet, which has been accused of making contact with smugglers on three occasions between September last year and June.
The apparent contact involved a... Еще «handover» of migrants to the Iuventa as opposed to the rescue operations which were meant to have been taking place, according to prosecutors.
Police searched the vessel before sailing it to Sicily from the Pelagie Islands which, at 70 miles away from Tunisia, are a main entry point to Europe for migrants.
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