“It is unacceptable. We continue to count the dead as if they were not human beings. First 5, then 7, 9 missing. Numbers that are added to all the others in recent months, without names, without identities, mercilessly, as if we were talking about objects “. This is the complaint of Veronica Alfonsi, spokesperson for Open Arms Italia, after the latest shipwreck off the coast of Lampedusa. “Non-accidental deaths, deaths caused by indifference, by the cynical coldness of European governments that continue to postpone the discussion on human rights and the protection of life – he says – They are black, they are poor, they are vulnerable, they do not count for anyone”. “There would be a need for other political leaders, but also for intransigent citizens who demand respect for the law and rights, always and for everyone, who would strongly reaffirm that human beings are all equal and that derogate from this fundamental principle it means accepting the abuse and violation of rights as a system, as a choice of state. History will ask us to account for it “, concludes Alfonsi.
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