Captain who rescued 42 migrants: I’d do it again despite jail threat

Carola Rackete faces prospect of long trial for defying Italy’s ban on rescue ships

The ship’s captain facing jail after defying Italian law to bring 42 migrants into port has said she would do it all over again and hit out at Italy’s far-right deputy prime minister, Matteo Salvini.

“People’s lives matter more than any political game,” Carola Rackete, the German captain of the migrant NGO rescue ship Sea-Watch 3, told the Guardian.

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