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Italy

2019

25

Nov

Spanish rescue ship stranded in heavy seas off Italy with 62 African migrants on board awaiting port OK

 Italian authorities have evacuated 11 migrants from the Open Arms ship but not granted port access to the vessel, leaving it stranded in rough seas with 62 African migrants still on board, a spokeswoman for the Spanish rescue mission said on Sunday. Among those evacuated are two young children and their families, several people suffering […]

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Country: Italy
Source: EN , Reuters

01

Nov

Milan’s appeal court upholds burqa ban

A court in Italy’s Milan has rejected an appeal on lifting a burqa and veil ban in public places that came into force in Lombardy in 2016. The northeastern region adopted the regulations that explicitly outlawed the use of Islamic face coverings in public. The decision was approved by a trial court before it was taken […]

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Country: Italy
Source: TRT Haber , DS

01

Oct

Halal meat at school: “There is no right to have a religious menu”

Their children cannot eat pork or meat that is not slaughtered according to the halal method. For this a group of Bengali Muslims asked the leadership of the elementary school attended by their children, in Mestre, to be able to have “halal” meat according to the rules of the Koran on the menu of the […]

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Country: Italy
Source: TRT Haber , L'unione Sarda

06

Sep

The Oppression Camp in Italy

The situation the refugee camps in Italy are far from humanitarian conditions. The cameras of the visitors are broken when entering in the camp, so that they would not be able to record the inhumane conditions there. The food is disgusting, the toilets do not have doors, the beds are outdoor, the violence is common […]

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Country: Italy
Source: Novara Netweek

02

Sep

Italian police seize German rescue ship

Italian police on Monday seized a German migrant rescue ship that had been stranded at sea for a week with more than 100 migrants aboard, and will disembark the migrants soon, a police spokesman said. The ship’s captain had earlier set course for the port of Pozzallo, on the island of Sicily, sparking a new […]

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Country: Italy
Source: TRT Haber , The Guardian

27

Aug

Italy bans German rescue ship with 100 migrants

Italy’s hard-line interior minister, Matteo Salvini, has banned a German humanitarian ship carrying migrants rescued off Libya from entering Italian territorial waters. Decrees such as the one signed Tuesday have become routine in Salvini’s bid to prevent humanitarian rescue ships from bringing migrants to Italy. This one targets a vessel operated by the German group […]

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Country: Italy
Source: TRT Haber , VOA

15

Aug

More than 500 migrants remain stranded on ships in the Mediterranean

Two boats carrying more than 500 migrants remain stranded in the Mediterranean after Italy and Malta refused to allow them to dock. Open Arms, the Spanish NGO operating one of the vessels, said they felt “abandoned” and criticised Europe’s alleged silence on the matter. It is now 12 days that the boat has been stranded […]

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Country: Italy
Source: Euro News , Euro News

06

Aug

Italy government wins confidence vote on decree targeting migrant rescue ships

The Italian government on Monday won a confidence vote in the Senate on a decree targeting charities operating migrant rescue ships, in a victory for Interior Minister Matteo Salvini and his far-right League party. The government of the League and the anti-establishment 5-Star Movement has been riven by internal strife in recent weeks but won […]

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Country: Italy
Source: TRT Haber , Reuters

29

Jul

Dozens of migrants still stuck on vessel in Italy port

An Italian coast guard vessel carrying some 130 migrants rescued in the Mediterranean has finally been allowed to dock in Sicily, but its passengers will not be allowed to leave the ship until Brussels decides on which countries will take them in, Transport Minister Danilo Toninelli said on Sunday. The EU had to give a clear […]

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Country: Italy
Source: Sputnik , DW

29

Jul

US teen held over officer’s killing ‘illegally blindfolded’

Italian police are investigating a leaked photo of a blindfolded American teenager who is accused of killing an officer in Rome. The photo of murder suspect Gabriel Christian Natale-Hjorth, 18, was shown by Italian media on Sunday. Mr Natale-Hjorth and his friend, 19-year-old Finnegan Lee Elder, were arrested on suspicion of killing police officer Mario […]

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Country: Italy
Source: BBC , BBC