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Italian prosecutors widen investigation to include MSF over migrant rescues – source

MILAN, Aug 5 (Reuters) – Italian prosecutors are investigating leading humanitarian organisation Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF), a legal source said on Saturday, over its role in rescuing migrants crossing the Mediterranean Sea. Italian police on Wednesday seized a migrant rescue boat operated by German organisation Jugend Rettet on suspicion of aiding illegal immigration. A legal source now says that MSF is also part of the investigation over the alleged rescue of migrants carried out just off the Libyan coast when there was no immediate threat to their safety. MSF said in a statement it had not been notified of the …read more

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