MIL OSI Translation. Region: Germany / Germany –
Source: Die Linke “The inhumane scandal surrounding the refugees on the rescue ships must come to an end. It can not be that people are only let off board when they have physically and mentally broken down or want to take their own lives out of despair. Italy’s refusal to land the rescued people in Lampedusa is a clear violation of maritime and EU asylum laws. The refugees must immediately enter the port of Lampedusa, a few hundred meters away, so that they can exercise their right of asylum, “explains Michel Brandt, chairman of the DIE LINKE parliamentary group in the Human Rights and Humanitarian Aid Committee on the current situation on the rescue vessel. Open Arms “. Brandt continues: “A trip to the thousand miles away Spain would be irresponsible and dangerous for the people on board. The federal government must finally point out a clear edge against Italy’s right-wing government in order to enforce existing human rights. The time of kind words must finally be over. DIE LINKE is calling for the Federal Government to begin immediately with the establishment of a state civilian Mediterranean rescue. When German Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU) speaks in favor of a state-run sea rescue mission, as DIE LINKE has been demanding for over a year, she must immediately dispatch suitable ships. Anyone who argues for the Mediterranean rescue, but requires the agreement among the EU Member States to distribute the rescued, accepts a failure of the rescue mission and plays with human lives. While Foreign Minister Heiko Maas (SPD) presses against eternal talks with EU countries before action continues to drown people in the Mediterranean. “
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