With a view to a new Italian law, with harsh penalties for Maritime search and rescue warns the Foreign office in the General Form of a “criminalization of Maritime search and rescue”.

“Any suggestion in this direction is also something we see critical,” said a spokeswoman for the foreign Ministry in Berlin on Wednesday to a question on the increased pace of Italy. You also referred to a statement by the UN refugee Agency (UNHCR), the fears that even higher fines and other sanctions, the rescue of private helpers in the future be – or even prevent might. At the same time, the spokeswoman said, but also, you comment on the new law. The process of legislation in Italy still, may would also address the courts of the country in order.

The law provides for penalties of up to one Million euros, if a captain sails a ship without permission in the waters of the country. In such cases, the authorities can confiscate a ship in the future, immediately confiscated.

In contrast to the SPD-led foreign Ministry did not want to comment on the Department of interior Minister Horst Seehofer (CSU) in. “As the Federal Ministry of the interior, I would like to take a position on laws of other States. The bans,” said a spokeswoman.

Reuters topics in this article AA Italy rescue criminalization Berlin

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