Migrants: Strasbourg criticizes 'closed ports' policy

'Deep concern' expressed by human rights commissioner

(ANSA) - Strasbourg, February 7 - The commissioner for human rights of the Council of Europe, Dunja Mijatovic, on Thursday expressed "deep concern" at the Italian government's policy to close ports to ships carrying migrants rescued at sea and other measures taken recently in a letter sent to Premier Giuseppe Conte.
    The commissioner asked the government "to ensure that the human rights of rescued people are not put at risk due to the current disagreements between countries on their landing, and that the humanitarian aspect is always prioritized".
   

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