The NGO Proactiva Open Arms called on its volunteers and supporters to demonstrate on March 24 before the offices of the European Union (EU) in Spain.
It is, according to the entity informed through a statement on March 22, of a protest action for the retention of his boat in the port of Pozzallo (Italy), after the Prosecutor of Catania accused the NGO to favor “clandestine immigration “and constitute a” criminal association “.
The highest concentrations are expected to be in the cities of Madrid and Barcelona.
In addition, on March 24 there will be a concentration in Pozzallo of Italian volunteers who have participated in Proactiva Open Arms missions.
The boat of the Spanish NGO arrived on the Italian coasts after picking up 218 migrants at sea, who refused to turn over a Libyan patrol, after which it set sail for international and later Italian waters.
Faced with accusations from the Prosecutor’s Office, the NGO defends that protecting human lives should be a priority of anybody, be it civilian or military, and that surrendering those rescued to Libya “is tantamount to carrying a hot return”, which contravenes the Statute of the Refugees of the UN.
Source: mundo sputnik news