Skip to Content

Carola Rackete. Screenshot from BBC interview

Rackete is said to have brought alleged murderers to Italy

Sea watch captain Carola Rackete may have brought migrants to Italy who allegedly tortured and killed people in Libya.

Published: September 29, 2019, 11:34 am

    Rome

    “We can not rule that out, but we do not have any reliable information about it,” said the spokesman for the NGO Sea-Watch, Ruben Neugebauer, according to the news agency dpa.

    Other migrants have recognized the three alleged perpetrators in Italy. They are accused of raping, torturing and killing people in Libya. The suspects were arrested in the reception center in Messina, Italy.

    They were tracked by the Agrigento mobile squad and the very serious charges were filed of “criminal association dedicated to the management of an illegal prison center”, complete with torture, rape, kidnapping and murder.

    The Italian newspaper Il Giornale reported on it. Neugebauer emphasized that pro-immigration organisations do not have the means of scrutinizing the people on their ships. “They come without passports.”

    Carola Rackete illegally took migrants to the port of Lampedusa on June 29, ramming a ship of the Italian Financial Police. On that day, the three suspects arrived together with the other migrants. The captain is under investigation for aiding and abetting illegal immigration.

    Sea-Watch legal council Giorgia Linardi told journalists in Rome in July that Interior Minister Matteo Salvini would be “a monster” if he did not help to pick up migrants at sea.

    According to Linardi, staff at Sea-Watch were tired of being called “vice-smugglers, criminals, or sea taxi drivers, without having any proof of it”.

    Rackete, a 31-year-old German national, was detained after refusing to comply with a ban on entering Italy’s territorial waters. The vessel was carrying more than 40 migrants.

    The German skipper has always said that she did not regret for having forced the naval blockade.

    The three criminals were met by a delegation of the Democratic Party, when the parliamentarians supported Rakete against Salvini, to invoke the opening of the ports.

    Chiara Giannini said “according to reliable sources” the new boss at the Interior Ministry Luciana Lamorgese had asked for the news not to be published. But instead, the news was made public as well as the names of the three suspects: Mohammed Condè, 27, Hameda Ahmed, 26 and Mahmoud Ashuia, 24. The first is from Guinea, while the other two are from Egypt.

    The leader of the League commented: “Not only did she violate the laws and rammed a Guardia di Finanza patrol boat – on June 29th the Sea Watch3 of Carola Rackete allowed three immigrants accused of violence, rape, kidnapping, murder to disembark in Italy. PD parliamentarians had boarded to demand the landing of all immigrants, including those who are now suspected of being ferocious criminals.”

    Finally, the popular political leader announced the possibility of filing a complaint against the German activist: “We are asking the Prime Minister, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Justice Minister and the Interior Minister for explanations. We are ready to denounce Rackete and the parliamentarians who wanted the landing at all costs. They should apologize to Italy.”

    [mashshare]

    Keep ​your language polite​. Readers from many different countries visit and contribute to Free West Media and we must therefore obey the rules in​,​ for example​, ​Germany. Illegal content will be deleted.

    If you have been approved to post comments without preview from FWM, you are responsible for violation​s​ of​ any​ law. This means that FWM may be forced to cooperate with authorities in a possible crime investigation.

    If your comments are subject to preview ​by FWM, please be patient. We continually review comments but depending on the time of day it can take up to several hours before your comment is reviewed.

    We reserve the right to del​ete​ comments that are offensive, contain slander or foul language, or are irrelevant to the discussion.

    • LuciusAnnaeusSeneca

      The crimes perpetrated by the accused likely occurred in the context of their service for ISIS, al-Qaeda, or other jihadists who now operate in Libya. The UN-backed “government” of the GNA in Tripoli and surrounding areas allows such groups free hand in the country, as well as letting the “migrant express” operate from the Tripoli coast. Migrants travel thousands of miles across the African continent to get to Libya, moving through territory controlled by jihadists, who collect “taxes” from the organized criminal groups that smuggle the illegals. It’s all connected.

    Europe

    Dutch MPs demand investigation into Ukraine’s role in MH17 crash

    The HagueUkraine will cooperate in an investigation that should answer why Ukrainian airspace was not closed during the downing of flight MH17 on July 17, 2014. Dutch Foreign Minister Stef Blok said he received this commitment from Ukrainian President Zelenski.

    An elected RN official challenges a veiled woman

    Julien Odoul, a member of Marine Le Pen's National Rally (RN) and other elected RN officials created a controversy by asking a woman accompanying the class of her son to remove her veil at a plenary meeting of the Regional Council of Burgundy-Franche-Comté, on Friday, October 11.

    Nobel highlights male scientific achievements

    This week, as every year, the Nobel Prize winners were announced. The winners in the categories physics, chemistry and medicine are, as in many years before, exclusively male.

    Marine Le Pen: ‘The State is criminally absent’

    ParisDuring a recent press conference, Marine Le Pen, the leader of National Rally in France, addressed the deadly jihadist attack on the central Police Prefecture in Paris, as well as the effect that mass Islamic immigration is having on public order in France.

    Several French police stations targeted by Islamist chants

    ParisSeveral law enforcement establishments in the Paris region were targeted by Islamist chants in the wake of the Paris knife attacker's rampage at police headquarters. A complaint has been filed.

    Malta Pact on migrant redistribution a flop as landings increase

    RomeItaly's former Interior Minister Matteo Salvini noted the increase in migrants landings and said the new leftist coalition's open port policy should be blamed for recent deaths of migrants in the Mediterranean Sea.

    Despite the hype, Extinction Rebellion a non-event in Berlin

    BerlinExtinction Rebellion is planning on shutting down Germany and Europe in order to implement measures against climate change. The actions include blockades - which are seen as "evil" when they keep out migrants, but good when they "save the climate".

    German Interior Minister warns of new migrant wave similar to 2015

    BerlinGerman Federal Interior Minister Horst Seehofer (CSU) has warned of a major refugee crisis similar to that of 2015 if Germany does not help to control the EU's borders. But The EU's new Commissioners are undaunted.

    How a teenage girl from Sweden became a Soros pawn (part 2)

    As discussed in the first part of this article, all the chatter around Swedish eco-activist Greta Thunberg is the result of a well-organized PR campaign with financial rather than environmental concerns.

    Case of Paris knife attacker reveals massive vetting failure by police

    ParisAfter the knife attack in the Paris police headquarters on Thursday, anti-terrorism specialists of the prosecutor's office have taken over the investigation. The reason for this is the analysis of the mobile phone of the attacker. More importantly, this rampage appears to be a massive vetting failure by the French police.

    Go to archive