When people were drowning in the Mediterranean we knew we had to act. So we went out to sea and saved more than 14,000 lives. But we were forced to stop when Italian authorities seized our ship, the Iuventa. Now we are being investigated for “aiding illegal immigration”. We risk 20 years in prison.
„This trial is not just about us. All across Europe, people are being prosecuted for handing out food, giving shelter, saving lives. I stand by my actions. How can solidarity be a crime?“
Sascha · Head of Mission IUVENTA. Find out more about criminalisation
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