We will not be intimidated by this criminalization campaign! We are continuing – in solidarity with all others who are currently being accused and marginalized – to show our face and raise our voices in the court room, in discussions, protests and other direct actions!

Updates

Proceedings against IUVENTA suspended: Prosecution failed to respect basic standards for a fair trial

June 15, 2022

The trial against four crew members of the IUVENTA and 17 other defendants charged with “aiding and abetting unauthorised immigration” was suspended due to procedural errors by the prosecution. The judge rejected the prosecution’s claim that the procedural errors could be ignored.

Solidarity in Trapani

Secret Justice in Italy? : Trial monitoring denied

May 23, 2022

On 21.05.2022, 5 years after the most extensive and controversial investigation into
non-governmental rescue organization in the Mediterranean, 21 defendants will finally face their accusers in a preliminary hearing at the Court of Trapani.

Italy launches its biggest trial against sea-rescue NGOs

March 10, 2022

On 21.05.2022, 5 years after the most extensive and controversial investigation into
non-governmental rescue organization in the Mediterranean, 21 defendants will finally face their accusers in a preliminary hearing at the Court of Trapani.

Italian prosecutor presses charges against the Iuventa crew

March 4, 2021

++ Italian prosecutor presses charges against Search and Rescue Crew from the Mediterranean Sea ++ The crew of the Iuventa risk up to 20 years in jail ++

Who assist people on the move risk jail as authorities misuse anti smuggling laws

March 5, 2020

Amnesty International: iuventa10 is a symbolic case in new report about criminalisation of solidarity

Amnesty awards human rights prize to iuventa10

February 11, 2020

Amnesty International demands to stop the proceedings against Iuventa10 without any restrictions.

Facts that matter

February 10, 2020

++ Investigation files still not accessible until the end of preliminary investigations ++ Preliminary investigations are continuing notwithstanding exculpatory evidence ++ Main eyewitness, interviewed by the press, revoked his testimony ++ Defense filed a request to drop the case ++

ECCHR submitted a complaint letter to the UN Special Rapporteur

January 29, 2020

Sea rescuers under attack: Iuventa crew criminalized by Italian government

Front Line Defenders: Stop the Prosecution!

June 5, 2019

“Criminalising Migrant Rights Defenders effectively means endorsing a policy of death.”

Honoured in Switzerland, criminalised in Italy

May 10, 2019

Paul Grüninger Award for Iuventa Crew
“Saving lives instead of criminalizing the rescuers”