Italy’s Matteo Salvini shuts ports to migrant rescue ship

Italy’s Matteo Salvini shuts ports to migrant rescue ship, by the BBC.

Italy’s new interior minister has refused permission for a rescue vessel to drop off 629 migrants picked up off Libya’s coast. …

Malta said the German charity SOS Méditerranée had picked up the migrants in Libyan waters, which meant they fell under Italy’s jurisdiction …

Mr Salvini says he is considering action against organisations rescuing migrants at sea. He has previously accused them of being in cahoots with people-smugglers.