MILAN (Reuters) – Italy’s outgoing Interior Minister Matteo Salvini has signed a decree banning a rescue ship carrying about 100 migrants picked up off the Libyan coast from entering Italian waters.
The move follows a similar ban on another rescue ship on Tuesday as part of a closed ports policy championed by Salvini to stem illegal immigration from North Africa.
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The ban could well be one of Salvini’s last actions as a new Italian government starts to take shape after the ruling coalition, which includes the minister’s League party, imploded.
The Mare Jonio, operated by Italian charity Mediterranea Saving Humans, picked up the migrants in a rubber dinghy which was drifting and was already beginning to deflate.
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