Italy: Three leap from migrant rescue boat

Source: BBC News [UK state media]

“Three people have leapt from a migrant rescue boat where they were being held after being refused permission to disembark in Italy, the BBC has been told. The three were among about 250 migrants refused permission to disembark after officials deemed them ‘healthy.’ They were rescued by police, but it is unclear what will happen to them next. Their bid to reach the shore came as Rome repeated its vow to halt migrant boats crossing the Mediterranean. Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni used her maiden speech to MPs in late October to highlight the issue, saying she wanted to ‘stop the people traffickers from having the choice of deciding who enters Italy.'” (11/07/22)