Not piracy, but self-defence against EU’s deadly abdication

Not piracy, but self-defence against EU’s deadly abdication – NGOs on El Hiblu rescue
After stopping EU rescues and banishing rescue NGO ships from the Mediterranean, commercial vessels are now being forced to return rescued migrants to Libya
by Matthew Vella
The 108 men and women who commandeered a motor tanker that was about to take them back to Libya against their will, were acting in self-defence, rescue NGOs have said.
108 boat migrants fleeing persecution and torture in Libya were rescued in Libyan territorial waters by the ‘El Hiblu 1’, when the ship attempted to return them to Libya.
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The ‘Alan Kurdi’ is currently the only remaining ship of an aid organization. On Tuesday, the crew documented the rescue of refugees by the ‘El Hiblu 1’ (Photo: Fabian Heinz/

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