Charges have been filed by German officials against non-governmental organizations (NGOs) involved in ferrying migrants from Africa to Europe.
A lawsuit organized and backed by Germany’s leading opposition party Alternative For Germany (AfD) alleges that German NGOs are criminally engaged in operations that "aid or assist in illegal immigration repeatedly or on behalf of several foreigners, or for profit.”
The suit names SOS Mediterranee, Sea-Watch, Doctors Without Borders Germany, Save the Children Germany, Jugend Rettet (Berlin), Mission Lifeline (Dresden) and Sea-Eye (Regensburg), and has received the support of all 92 AfD members of Parliament.
According to Petr Bystron, AfD spokesman on the Foreign Committee of the German Bundestag, the business of human trafficking is a lucrative one, netting some NGOs millions of euros per year.
“SOS Mediterranée has an annual budget of around €4 million, Sea-Watch €1.7 million, Sea-Eye €500.000 and Mission Lifeline (which just began raising money in Fall of 2017) €250.000,” Bystron asserts in a press release.
“Malta did the only sensible thing,” said Bystron. "The German captain of Mission Lifeline Claus-Peter Reisch will be tried in Malta, his vessel was impounded. These long overdue steps send a clear signal to all the illegal people-smugglers active in the Mediterranean, and to the world: These NGOs are human traffickers and radical leftist No Borders activists, not humanitarian life-savers."
"They need to be punished, not succored and supported."
Bystron, who conceived the lawsuit, was a refugee from the former Czechoslovakia.
"It is time to finally call a spade a spade and a crime a crime,” Bystron says. “Many other European countries have understood this, and closed their borders to mass illegal immigration.”
“80% of Italians now support Matteo Salvini's course, and the mood among the citizens in Germany has begun to change as well. It is only the media and politicians who continue to tubthump for illegal mass migration against all reason and the interests of their own people.”
For an in-depth analysis of how NGOs operate in the Mediterranean Sea, please see Infowars Europe's exclusive interview with Italian journalist Luca Donadel.
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