Female boat captain faces jail for aiding and abetting invaders

This is pretty good.

Pia Klemp.

Evening Standard:

A German boat captain could face 20 years in an Italian prison after she rescued [sic] more than 1,000 people from 'drowning in the Mediterranean'.

Pia Klemp, 35, is to stand trial in Sicily, accused of assisting illegal immigration by co-operating with smugglers to traffic migrants to Italy.

Ms Klemp, from Bonn, was working as a captain for Sea-Watch - a charity which conducts rescue missions in the Central Mediterranean - when her boat was impounded by Italian police in 2017.

Klemp's boat gets impounded - lol.

Italian authorities allege that she and her colleagues colluded with smugglers to collect migrants at rendezvous points on the Mediterranean Sea and 'stage' rescues.

Fräulein Klemp is a member of Sea Watch, one of several 'boat rescue' charities targeted by Italy's deputy prime minister Matteo Salvini for facilitating illegal immigration.

Last year Mr Salvini barred NGO boats from Italy - now they can be fined up to €50,000 just for entering Italian waters or trying to reach an Italian port.

Hopefully, many more of these pirate ships will be impounded and their do-gooding, middle class, social justice crews brought to book.

Next, phase two of Emperor Salvini's migrant boat offensive:

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