A Spanish NGO called Pro Activa Open Arms allegedly violated international laws and certain treaties and as a consequence, the Italian authorities seized their boat in the Sicilian city of Pozzallo. The accusation of the prosecutor, Carmelo Zuccaro, leaves no doubts: Pro Activa Open Arms has been accused of cooperating with smugglers for illegal practices of immigration.
The Spanish NGO was recently caught in a scandal with the Lybian authorities, the Spanish refused to give up the migrants they had onboard to the Lybian coast guard which in response threatened to open fire on them. The same migrants that the Spanish activists decided to bring to the Italians coasts while violating international laws and other treaties.
This isn’t the first time NGOs are caught working with smugglers and facilitating mass immigration, this kind of behavior is what motivated the identitarian movement Generation Identity to start the campaign Defend Europe, last summer.