On 30th September, Domenico “Mimmo” Lucano, the former mayor of Riace, was sentenced to 13 years and 2 months in prison for “criminal conspiracy to assist illegal immigration, fraud, embezzlement and abuse of office“. Like him, too many citizens and local authorities are facing prosecution and sentences, in several EU member states, for acting in solidarity with those seeking refuge in the EU. In this context, three MEPs from progressive groups, committed to a welcoming EU asylum policy, based on solidarity and humanity, want to send strong signals. They will travel to Riace beginning of June to show their support and speak out in an event organised with Mimmo Lucano. Please find the agenda below
This two-day mission in Riace is coorganised by MEPs Rosa d’Amato and Damien Carême (Greens/EFA) and Cornelia Ernst (The Left).