Criminal People Smugglers Caught Filling Up Boat With Migrants Off Coast of Italy

Surveillance footage taken by Frontex shows criminal people smugglers unloading 81 migrants from a fishing vessel onto a smaller boat just off the coast of Italy.

“A surveillance plane belonging to the European Union’s border force, Frontex, captured footage of the smugglers at work, about 100 kilometres south of the island of Lampedusa,” reports EuroNews.

After unloading the migrants, the fishing boat sailed back towards Libya but was later intercepted by an Italian patrol boat.

Frontex were alerted to the fishing trawler after it was spotted towing an empty wooden boat at high seas.

“This was clearly the case of a “mother boat” used by criminals to carry a large group of migrants across the sea towards their destination before unloading them onto a smaller boat,” said Frontex.





Sea Watch Catania case shelved - Salvini

Jan case 'wasn't kidnapping but request for order'

Rome, June 21 - A Catania probe into Interior Minister Matteo Salvini for allegedly kidnapping migrants aboard the Sea-Watch3 NGO rescue ship in January has been shelved, Salvini said Friday.

"It wasn't a kidnapping but simply a request for order and rules, good!", said Salvini, who has closed Italy's ports to NGO-run migrant rescue ships.

"Trials and investigations don't scare me, but I'm happy that the magistracy, too, confirms that we can close the ports to pirate ships.

"I'll continue to defend the borders".



Police handing out blunt knives to domestic violence victims to reduce stabbings in the home

Around 100 knives will be handed out to victims so their partners can't attack them in the home.

Victims of domestic violence will have their kitchen knives replaced with blunt utensils to prevent their partners attacking them in their own home.

Nottinghamshire Police are piloting the scheme where around 100 'no point' knives will be handed to victims who have either been threatened or attacked with a knife. 

Police are concerned about the high level of knife-related incidents that happen in the home, and are hoping the new scheme has the potential to save lives.

Domestic violence knife crime makes up more than 17 percent of incidents reported to Nottinghamshire Police.



Sweden Increases Security at Malmö Police Stations After Explosions Across City

Police in Malmö have announced increased security measures around local police stations following a series of explosions in the Swedish city.

Filip Annas, press officer for Police Region South, announced the measures, saying that there would be an increase in the number of officers patrolling outside of police stations in the city, Swedish broadcaster SVT reports.

“The local police management made the assessment to strengthen the security at the police stations.

Specifically, this means that more police officers will appear outside the city’s police stations,” Annas said, but would not divulge any details on how many police stations would see an increase in security and what areas of the city they were located.

“There is no set schedule, but this will apply until further notice. However, the public will not be affected by this, and they will only see more police officers in place,” Annas added.




Who refuses to declare ebola outbreak ‘International emergency’ as at-risk migrants pour into Texas

Migrants from Congo busing into San Antonio unvetted.

The World Health Organization (WHO) has decided not to declare an international health emergency over the Ebola epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo that has now spread to Uganda, the organization announced Friday.

After an independent panel of medical experts on WHO’s Emergency Committee met Friday to discuss the possibility of declaring the worsening Ebola epidemic in Africa an “international emergency,” the committee concluded that despite the “extraordinary event” of Ebola spreading into Uganda, the level of response would remain unchanged.

“It was the view of the Committee that the outbreak is a health emergency in DRC and the region but does not meet all the three criteria for a PHEIC under the IHR,” WHO declared in a statement.

“While the outbreak is an extraordinary event, with risk of international spread, the ongoing response would not be enhanced by formal Temporary Recommendations under the IHR [International Health Regulations] (2005).”





As Middle East Heats Up To The Boiling Point, Expert Warns Terror Attacks By Iranian Sleeper Cells Embedded Across America Could 'End Our Freedom Of Movement', For YEARS!

With what's being called a 'major escalation' happening now in the Middle Eastafter explosions aboard two oil tankers were initially being blamed upon Iran, we're going to take a look at a new video warning from Russian President Vladimir Putin who recently used the St. Petersburg Forum to address his deep concerns about 'the fiery serpent of nuclear war' and the very real potential of a global catastrophe with the world now seemingly hurtling towards a major war breaking out in that region.

Yet while Putin issued his sharp warning to reporters and other attendees at the Forum as heard in the video directly below, he also says that he sees the light at the end of the tunnel towards peace and looks forward to working with President Trump to achieving that long desired result.

Yet as we'll see below, what happened in the Gulf of Oman Thursday could put an end to that.

And as we hear below from one US Air Force strategist, with Iranian sleeper cells embedded all across America, a war against Iran could lead to terror attacks all across America that could end the freedom of movement of Americans, for years! 

As this story over at The Sun reports, tensions between the US and Iran are now threatening to reach the boiling point and with oil prices immediately spiking 3.5% following the ship explosions, the chairman of the tanker association Intertanko warned if the Straits of Hormuz become unsafe, oil supplies to the entire West will be threatened.


Italian Police Praise New Salvini Security Decree

Italian police have praised the new migration and security decree drafted by populist interior minister Matteo Salvini, saying that the measures will work to better protect Italian policemen on the street.

National secretary of the FSP state police Valter Mazzetti commented on the new measures saying, “We welcome the decree,” adding that the proposals were a path towards reversing “the tendency to always be ‘against’ the cops”, Italian newspaper Il Giornalereports. 

The new security decree has many elements to restrict the operations of migrant transport NGOs, but also contains several measures aimed at protecting police including introducing more severe penalties for those who attack officers during demonstrations or other events such as concerts and sporting events.

Any individual caught launching various weapons such as rockets, flares, fireworks, firecrackers, and other items including clubs and sticks will also face one to four years in prison.




Mineo asylum seeker centre to close in July - Salvini

(ANSA) - Rome, June 12 - The asylum seeker reception centre (CARA) at Mineo near Catania will close by mid-July, Interior Minister Matteo Salvini said Wednesday.

"This is good news for those who have lived in the area for years being subjected to crime and malaise", said the League leader, who has led a crackdown on migrants.

The government has already steadily reduced the numbers at Mineo, which was once the largest reception centre in Europe.

At one point, on July 7, 2014, the CARA hosted 4,173 asylum seekers.

When the League-5-Star (M5S) government took office a year ago the number of occupants was 2,526.




Channel migrants: Two boats found by Border Force

Three boats carrying 38 Iraqi and Iranian migrants have been intercepted as they tried to cross the Channel.

Two dinghies containing men, women and children were stopped by patrols off the Kent coast, with another boat found on Dungeness beach.

A further 15 migrants were rescued by French authorities after their boat's engine failed early this morning.

All 38 have been medically assessed and are to be interviewed by immigration officials, Border Force said.

A fourth boat, rescued in French waters, contained 15 people, including seven children.




90% of Moroccan ‘Street Children’ in Sweden Are Adults – Report

The influx of fake Moroccan “minors”, many of whom are in fact adults, has previously been associated with homelessness, drugs and crime.

A new cooperation with Morocco and tighter rapport between the Swedish border police and social authorities appears to have put a damper on the influx of Moroccan “minors”, the majority of whom are in fact adults, national broadcaster SVT reported.

For a few years, Swedish authorities have been sounding the alarm over unaccompanied Moroccan “street children” who have been coming to the Scandinavian country in increasing numbers.

Many sleep outdoors, they are often drug-influenced, and they commit serious crimes, SVT reported.

Neither the Swedish police nor the National Board of Health and Welfare have an exact figure on how many unaccompanied Moroccans are currently staying in Sweden, as many have entered the country illegally. However, fingerprint tests show that only ten percent of those checked are below 18 years of age. The rest have been lying about their age and are adults.




90 Per Cent of Moroccan ‘Minor’ Migrants in Sweden Are Adults

A new report claims just ten per cent of Moroccan “minor” migrants who have come to Sweden in recent years were actually minors, the rest adults.

Around 1,800 single Moroccan men have applied for asylum in Sweden in the last seven years but following closer cooperation with the government of Morocco the number has fallen to 55 so far this year, Swedish broadcaster SVT reports. 

Christian Frödén, group manager at the border police in Stockholm praised the cooperation with the Moroccan police who have allowed their Swedish counterparts access to fingerprint databases saying, “When we find their identity they leave the country and move on to other cities in Europe such as Barcelona or Paris. 

They do not want the police to know who they are because then they can be punished and be expelled to Morocco.”

The figures show the vast majority of those claiming to be children — that status comes with additional rights and protections — are indeed adults.




How Italy's migrant model town Riace veered far-right

The colourful welcoming signs for refugees are still up, but the town of Riace has swung far-right, against the migrant experiment it once championed.

Riace (Italy) (AFP) - The sign reading "Riace, land of welcome" still hangs in the small town, but its dream of migrant integration is over after the far-right's "Italians first" election victory.

The new mayor of the one-time "global village" in southern Italy's rural Calabria elected on May 26 with the support of Matteo Salvini's anti-migrant Lega party, Antonio Trifoli, has so far left the sign up.

"We will welcome refugees again," he told AFP.

"But we can't have 500 to 600 asylum seekers in a town with 1,500 residents," said the former town policeman.



Pakistani Illegal Migrant Charged with Murder of French Student

A Pakistani migrant, said to be in France illegally, has been arrested and charged with the murder of a 23-year-old female student whose body was found in the trunk of her car last month in the commune of Valenton.

According to investigators, Sandra B. had been suffocated and her body was found in the trunk of her car several days after she had gone missing, although investigators said there was no sign of sexual violence. 

The 33-year-old Pakistani male was subsequently arrested and charged this week by the Créteil prosecutor with kidnapping, murder, alteration of a crime scene, and several other charges, Le Parisien reports.

The 23-year-old victim had been working at an internship at a company supplying ice cream to the Franprix chain of supermarkets and her phone’s last known location was at a Franprix shop in Quincy-sous-Sénart, where the Pakistani suspect had been working.

Police became suspicious of the illegal immigrant after he had booked a ticket to Italy the day the body of the victim had been discovered and put out an international arrest warrant for him but had difficulty tracking him down.




Denmark Admits Country Has ‘Big Problem’ With Criminal Migrants

Danish Justice Minister Søren Pape Poulsen has admitted that his country has a “big problem” with migrant criminals and has defended new measures from the government designed to make deportations easier.

The minister’s statements come in reaction to a study by Danish media that discovered Somalis were by far the largest foreign nationality in Denmark to be convicted for violence with 916 convictions between 2014 and 2018, Danish tabloid B.T. reports. 

“Your data clearly shows that there is a big problem with criminal foreigners that we should not have in our society,” Poulsen said and went on to defend the Danish government’s migration policies saying,

“we have tightened the expulsion rules so that we can more easily expel foreigners.”

Poulsen also added that he had recently tabled another bill that will allow judges to order the deportation of migrants who refuse to turn up for their court dates.






Iman COLLAPSES after French court jails him for two years over illegal Channel crossings

A FRENCH court on Monday sentenced an imam to two years in prison for selling inflatable boats to people smugglers to carry Britain-bound migrants across the Channel.

Mohammad Baraeikechighaleshi, 39, was found guilty at a trial in Boulogne-sur-Mer of arranging several journeys from the northern port town of Calais to the UK and of making thousands of euros buying rubber dinghies and selling them to traffickers. 

The political refugee refused to be branded a “people smuggler,” despite claims he knew he was being paid to help illegal immigrants cross over into the UK. 

Mr Baraeikechighaleshi, a political refugee from Iran, was also banned from visiting the Nord and Pas-de-Calais region for five years. 

He fainted upon hearing his sentence, according to the French daily Le Monde, which added that his 11-year-old daughter – also present at the hearing – started screaming and had to be looked after by social services.  



Study: Of the Scandinavian countries, Sweden struggles the most to get migrants to work

A new study conducted by Professor Emeritus in Economics Lars Calmsfors has revealed that Sweden – compared to Norway, Denmark, and Finland – has the most difficulty integrating newly arrived migrants into the labor force.

In the study, Professor Calmsfors notes that one of the central problems with getting newly arrived migrants to work is that most are unskilled or low-skilled workers, and the hurdles for entry into the unskilled or low-skilled occupations is substantially higher for them, Swedish broadcaster Sveriges Radio reports.

“It is an obstacle in Sweden that we have a high minimum wage. This then applies to retail and hotels and restaurants where many low-skilled people can get a job,” Professor Calmfors pointed out, adding, “I think we would also need a lower minimum wage.

Then one could try to do it in such a way that one does not lower the minimum wage in general, but one tries to construct new types of low-qualified jobs that can simply be paid less.” 

The Germans have endeavored to implement a similar program in which the government subsidized so-called one euro per hour job, with the goal of putting 100,000 migrants to work. Unfortunately, the program has been less than successful.




Finland Considers Ankle Monitors for Rejected Asylum Seekers

The Finnish government has announced plans to keep track of rejected asylum seekers by using ankle monitors, saying they would only be used on a case-by-case basis.

The governments plan to use ankle monitors was leaked to Finnish media this week as part of a number of asylum reforms and would help the government keep track of rejected asylum seekers without having to detain them, Finnish newspaper Helsingin Sanomatreports.

According to the paper, the legislative changes would not be required for every asylum seeker and would require several conditions under the law before being applied.

As the law is written it will also be forced to decide on whether or not the ankle monitors will be allowed to be applied to minor migrants, as Finnish law is much more restrictive on detaining minors.

The quota for new refugees will also be raised slightly — a move criticised by several left-wing parties who wanted to see the quotas expanded even further.



John Cleese: London is not an English city anymore

Monty Python icon John Cleese has stoked controversy by reiterating his belief that London is no longer an English city due to mass immigration.

In a tweet to his 5.6 million followers, Cleese said, “Some years ago I opined that London was not really an English city any more. Since then, virtually all my friends from abroad have confirmed my observation So there must be some truth in it.”

“I note also that London was the UK city that voted most strongly to remain in the EU,” he added.

Cleese first made similar statements back in 2011 when he opined that London was handed the Olympic Games because of mass immigration.

“I’m not sure what’s going on in Britain. Or, let me say this – I don’t know what’s going on in London, because London is no longer an English city,” said Cleese.




Sweden Muslim Foundation Files Police Complaint After Mohammed Cartoons Discovered

A Muslim organisation in the Swedish city of Växjö have complained to local police after claiming to have found posters in an area of the city that caricatures the Muslim prophet, Mohammed.

Members of the Växjö Muslim Foundation made reports to the local police saying that they had discovered several posters depicting and insulting the prophet Mohammed in the Araby area of the city in Nydalavägen,

Hjalmar Petris road and the Ulriksberg promenade, Swedish broadcaster Sveriges Radio reports.

Police spokesman Robert Loeffel labelled the posters as being offensive to the local Muslim community but did not divulge what was actually portrayed on the posters themselves.

The police did say that they were considering the posters as a crime, describing it as hate against an ethnic group.






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