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The Civil Fleet Podcast

Apr 13, 2024

In this episode we speak with Kiana, Anne, Mahtab and Hannah from the Free Homayoun campaign. 


Homayoun Sabetara, a widower and father of two, fled Iran to reunite with his daughters in Germany in 2021. Mahtab is one of his daughters. 


Along the way, Homayoun was forced to drive a car carrying several others across...

Mar 29, 2024

In this episode, we speak with Camilla from the refugee rescue organisation SOS Humanity.


She tells us about the time the so-called Libyan Coastguard shot at them, disrupting a rescue operation in the central Mediterranean, and causing the death of at least one person in early March 2024.  


She also tells us how,...

Mar 19, 2024

Activists aboard the Iuventa rescue ship saved the lives of over 14,000 people in the central Mediterranean between 2016 and 2017. 


Based on dodgy allegations from a security guard with links to the far right, the Italian secret services began spying on the Iuventa crew in September 2016.


The Italian authorities...

Feb 25, 2024

IN THIS episode we speak with Nadia, a young refugee woman from Lebanon, and Alexandros, a Greek human rights lawyer.


Nadia tells us how she and her husband Dawood were forced to leave Lebanon by boat, how they spent over 10 days at sea, and how, once they were rescued, Dawood was arrested by the Greek authorities and...

Jan 25, 2024

In this episode, we speak with journalist Bashar Deeb from Lighthouse Reports about two investigations he worked on.


The first, called 'Frontex and the Pirate Ship', is a disturbing story of how the European Border and Coastguard Agency helped a notorious Libyan rebel group intercept a refugee boat in the...