The captain of a migrant transport ship that docked at the southern Italian island of Lampedusa was arrested on Saturday following a protracted standoff, according to the New York Times.
The 40 migrants onboard disembarked after 16 days on the Sea Watch 3, operated by German NGO Sea-Watch and operating under the Dutch flag.
Captain Carola Rackete, 31, docked just before 2 a.m. – ramming a border-control vessel trying to stop them in the process. Rackete was arrested on charges of “resisting a war ship,” which carries a penalty of up to 10 years in prison…
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