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The Civil Fleet Podcast

Mar 23, 2023

In today's episode we speak with Jelka and Amara.

Amara was one of 108 people who were rescued by an oil tanker, called the El Hiblu 1, in March 2019 after escaping Libya.

The European authorities ordered the El Hiblu 1's crew to wait for the Libyan coastguards to come and take the rescued back to the war-torn...

Mar 11, 2023

In today's episode we speak with Francesca Cancellaro, one of the human rights lawyers representing the Iuventa 4 — four activists on pretrial in Italy after saving over 14,000 lives in the Mediterranean. 

Francesca updates us on the pretrial, walks us through some of the many irregularities prolonging it, and...

Feb 27, 2023

In this episode we speak with Hanad Abdi Mohammad, a Somalian refugee who has gone through hell. 

In 2020, Hanad and about 33 others were abandoned by Turkish human traffickers in a dinghy in the Aegean Sea. 

They calle for help, but instead of saving their lives, the Turkish coastguards pushed their boat towards Greek...

Jan 28, 2023

In today's episode, we speak with Klaas van Dijken, one of the co-founders of the investigative journalism organisation Lighthouse Reports

Klaas talks to us about two recent investigations he and his team worked on:

• How asylum seekers are held in secret prisons on commercial ships to facilitate illegal pushbacks...

Jan 14, 2023

In today's episode, we speak with Dalia, an activist from the Lithuanian human rights and medical aid organisation, Sienos Grupe (Border Group in English).

She tells us about the conditions faced by people trapped at Lithuania's border with Belarus, which has been sending people towards the EU since 2021, and how Russia...