Sea Watch, a non-governmental organization operating in the Mediterranean, stated that Libyan Coast Guard teams opened fire on a migrant boat.
Sea Watch, a non-governmental organization operating to rescue migrants who want to go to Europe in the Mediterranean, announced that Libyan Coast Guard teams opened fire on a migrant boat.
Sharing the footage of the incident that took place in international waters under Malta’s responsibility, Sea Watch reported that the Libyan Coast Guard teams tried to hit the boat and shot several geese to stop the boat that was on its way to Europe.
“The purpose of those who shoot at refugees and try to overturn their boats is not to save them. The European Union should immediately end its cooperation with the Libyan Coast Guard,” the statement said on Twitter.
The organization, which said that people who were stated to be from the Libyan Coast Guard teams put people’s lives in danger, said that the Libyan authorities were “trying to save refugees.” No official statement has yet been made on the matter.
According to the United Nations (UN), at least 800 people have died trying to reach Europe via the Mediterranean this year. More than 20,000 deaths have been recorded since 2014.
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