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"Many Tears", when Italy leaves stranded shipwrecked minors | Italy news



Italy's far-right interior minister has left dozens of unaccompanied minors a refugee rescue with more than a hundred migrants after the boat had waited more than two weeks for a port to land.

The 27 children were able to leave the Open Weapon, although it "runs counter to my policies," said Matteo Salvini in a statement on Saturday.

The remaining 105 adults and two accompanied children, however, must remain on the ship, which is operated by the Spanish auxiliary group, he said.

] "Evacuation of unaccompanied minors completed", tweeted Open Arms after the Italian Coast Guard had picked up the children and taken them to the port of Lampedusa.

"Many tears, leaving friends and travel companions," he added.

Salvini agreed to drop the children of Prime Minister Guiseppe Conte.

"The permission to disembark for these people is the sole responsibility of Conte," Salvini said, arguing that "the vast majority of Italians" had their own tough attitude in closing Italian ports for refugee and would share migrant rescue vessels.

The stalemate has revealed the split between Salvinis League against migrants and the 5-star movement that ruled Italy together. Salvini, who is also deputy prime minister, tries to end Contes populist coalition with a vote of no confidence and early elections, which he hopes will make him prime minister.

In an open letter on Thursday, Conte Salvini accused him of being unfaithful and using immigration for political purposes. He said France, Germany, Romania, Portugal, Spain and Luxembourg had agreed to accept the rescued people.

Security Risk

In the midst of the stalemate the director of Open Arms warned that tensions on the ship were on the increase and that there was a struggle between asylum seekers who had been rescued after leaving the chaos-ridden Libya ,

Oscar Camps warned European leaders that from Saturday "we can not be responsible or guarantee the safety of people on board Open Arms".

But Salvini tweeted that if the ship had gone to Spain 16 days ago instead of Italy, "you would have been home".

"The fight of NGOs is politically and certainly not humanitarian, but taking advantage of the lives of migrants," he said.

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Court annulled Salvini's decree to exclude the Open Arms vessel from entering Italian waters Thursday [File: Filippo MONTEFORTE/AFP]

Salvini gained popularity in a tough stance against migrants and repeatedly faced ships who carried rescued migrants.

Earlier this month he signed a decree banning the open firearms from Italian waters to protect public order.

But the group appealed to the Administrative Court, which reversed its decree on Wednesday.

Salvini then signed a new order to block the ship, but the Italian Minister of Defense Elisabetta Trenta locked him out of "conscience".

In the further course Open Arms filed an official complaint with the prosecutor in Sicily allegedly that both the migrants and the crew were held hostage.

Salvini and other ministers have been investigated in the past for alleged kidnappings from past stalemates, but no charges have ever been made.

The dispute over the open arms came as another The humanitarian lifeboat Ocean Viking kept its course ahead of Italy with 356 migrants on board and without a port to disembark.

The Norwegian ship has been transporting migrants to safety in several rescue operations in recent days and is run by two humanitarian groups, MSF and SOS Mediterranean.

Al Jazeera and news agencies

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