A delegation from the Italian authority for the protection of personal rights visited 150 migrants on Thursday morning who had been detained on a ship of the Italian coast guard Diciotti in the Sicilian port of Catania for a number of days and concluded that they wrongly prevented them from leaving the ship. would come. The AP news agency reported.
Delegation leader Daniel de Robert said after three hours on board for Sky TG24 that migrants come from countries that "naturally & # 39; qualify to seek refugee status. She specified that almost 90 percent of them come from Eritrea, while others come from Syria, Sudan and Somalia. The Italian news agency ANSA quoted Robert as follows: "We have found what we have imagined – those who are deprived of freedom without the proof of the judicial authorities." She accused it as a violation of rights.
Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini, a migrant-oriented Italian immigrant, said he would not allow 150 people to leave the ship. But on Thursday he had already given permission to allow at least 27 minor migrants to land.
Migrants, who traveled from Libya, rescued the Italian coast guard in the Mediterranean on 16 August and anchored them from Monday evening in the Sicilian port of Catania.