Push Back Frontex!
Against a new dimension of left-to-die-policy at sea
In a letter from the 9th of December 2014, Klaus Rösler, director of Operations Division of Frontex, called upon the Italian Ministry of Interior, the navy and the coastguards to stop the current practice of rescuing boat-people in distress at sea. After the termination of the Italian navy operation Mare Nostrum which rescued the lives of more than 120.000 people, and at the beginning of the Frontex operation Triton, Rösler attacked the authorities in Rome for assigning vessels to move “into zones outside the operational area of Triton” in order to assist vessels in distress. Continue reading