The Moviment Patrijotti Maltin (Maltese Patriots Movement) has appealed for a halt to human trafficking. Leader Henry Battistino stated in front of Castille that the MV Lifeline should be allowed to enter Malta for humanitarian reasons.
Battistino is also in agreement that the vessel should be seized and the crew arrested, saying they had contravened interational laws. The Movement leader added that Government should stop the seven NGO vessels using Malta as an operations base.
Mr Battistino added that the solution should not be a sharing out of immigrants by European countries, but rather that this human trafficking ends.