Italy under fire over charges against migrant rescue volunteer

Migrant rescue boat volunteer Miguel Duarte attends an interview with Reuters at his home in Lisbon, Portugal June 26, 2019. Picture taken June 26, 2019. REUTERS/Rafael Marchante

LISBON (Reuters) – Portugal’s parliament has protested an Italian decision to charge a Portuguese student with aiding illegal immigration, a move condemned by officials, who argue he was saving lives of migrants stranded in the Mediterranean. Three years ago, Miguel Duarte, now 26, joined the German aid group Jugend Rettet as a volunteer on its […]

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