A German boat captain faces a long and costly trial in Italy for charges targeting her humanitarian efforts on behalf of refugees.
"Italy's fascists are using this case as a showcase to deter others from aiding migrants.
"The worst has already come to pass," said Klemp.
Pia Klemp, a German biologist & boat captain faces 20 yrs in prison for rescuing 1,000+ migrants at risk of drowning whilst crossing the Mediterranean.
"Italy's fascists are using this case as a showcase to deter others from aiding migrants," journalist Rula Jebreal said on Twitter.
"We have only followed international law, especially the law of the sea, where the highest priority is to save people from distress," she told Basler Zeitung.
Klemp told Basler Zeitung that she hopes the trial is over quickly—the captain has been working full time on the case. »