NGO mi­grant res­cue boats threat

Swazi Observer - - NEWS -

TRIPOLI - Libya's navy warned it will seize ac­tivists' boats on mi­grant res­cue mis­sions that en­ter its wa­ters unau­tho­rised, after a run-in on Wed­nes­day with a Ger­man ves­sel dur­ing which a warn­ing shot was fired."This time we avoided an es­ca­la­tion. In fu­ture, we will seize the boats of NGOs that do not re­spect Libya's sovereignty," said navy spokesman Gen­eral Ayub Kacem.The Libyan coast­guard ear­lier boarded a boat op­er­ated by Ger­many's "Mis­sion Life­line" which had picked up 52 mi­grants at sea."Reuters

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