Italy frees German immigration relief workers

16th July 2004, Comments 0 comments

15 July 2004 , ROME - Three members of a German aid agency that rescued 37 shipwrecked African immigrants and brought them to Italy are to be released, the Ansa news agency reported Friday. The three, two Germans and a Russian national, had been held in custody in Sicily since Monday, when they docked their Cap Anamur cargo ship. Judge Walter Carlisi ruled Friday that charges of aiding and abetting illegal immigration should be dropped. Ansa quoted an Italian member of the European parliament who had just

15 July 2004

ROME - Three members of a German aid agency that rescued 37 shipwrecked African immigrants and brought them to Italy are to be released, the Ansa news agency reported Friday.

The three, two Germans and a Russian national, had been held in custody in Sicily since Monday, when they docked their Cap Anamur cargo ship.

Judge Walter Carlisi ruled Friday that charges of aiding and abetting illegal immigration should be dropped.

Ansa quoted an Italian member of the European parliament who had just been visiting the three in prison. 

DPA

Subject: German news 

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