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Rome Court Overrides Salvini Saying Ship can Enter Italy's Waters

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Wed, 14 Aug 2019 18:58 GMT

A Rome administrative court ruled on Wednesday, August 14th that a Spanish rescue ship carrying 160 migrants should be allowed to enter Italian territorial waters in defiance of a ban imposed by Interior Minister Matteo Salvini, Reuters reported.

The charity vessel Open Arms had appealed to the court to let it come to Italy, saying international maritime law meant it had a right to bring the migrants to safety.

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