Italian Magistrate Considering Charges Against Malta (News)

“Italian magistrates are reportedly evaluating the possibility of issuing international rogatory letters to Malta, in a bid to determine Malta’s role in the controversial rescue of five Eritrean migrants this week, who claimed their pleas for rescue were ignored by the Maltese navy. … According to Magistrate Renato di Natale in Agrigento, ‘it is possible that a case against Malta will be opened over charges of omission of rescue.’”

”[S]ources confirmed that the Sicilian magistrates are intent on indicting the crew of AFM patrol boat P61, which intercepted the five migrants and supplied them with food, water and fuel on the high seas, the Maltese government is countering this eventuality by announcing its willingness to ‘cooperate fully’ with the Italian investigators.”

”[F]urther declarations by the inquiring Italian magistrates revealed that any indictment would include ‘willful homicide’. But so far the charge is pending upon ignoti (unknowns), an Italian legal term for unknown perpetrators.”

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