MADRID — The creator of the Spanish aid group that rescues migrants from the Mediterranean says Italian government have unveiled his company’s ship after impounding it for carrying 218 migrants to Italy.
Proactiva Open Arms founder Oscar Camps says in a tweet Monday the ship is still free to depart from the Sicilian port of Pozzallo. But he says Italy is exploring whether the set should encounter charges of criminal association and helping illegal immigration.
Proactiva attorney Rosa the judge’s final decision was confirmed by Lo Faro.
The investigation comes from a tense highseas stand off month between the Libyan coast guard and the Open Arms crew. The group refused to relinquish and required him to Italy, where authorities are attempting to stem migration.