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The young captain who defied Italian police to save migrants has been acquitted

Young woman in dark sweater with dreadlocked hair sitting in court with an EU flag visible off to her left

PortandTerminal.com, January 18, 2020 Courts find that Capt. Rakete was “doing her duty saving human lives” as required by UNCLOS ROME, ITALY – On Friday, Italy’s Supreme Court upheld the release of the German captain who defied official instructions and docked her ship at Lampedusa to offload rescued migrants. “This is an important verdict for all sea rescue activists!” said Capt. …

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