Italy's new hardline interior minister Matteo Salvini (C) arrives at the reception centre (CPSA) in Pozzallo, sicily, on June 3,2018. / AFP / Carmelo Lenzo
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Italian authorities held a migrant rescue boat for 12 hours after it brought more than 230 people to a port in south western Italy following a four-day ordeal on the high seas, an NGO said on Sunday.German NGO Sea-Watch said in a statement that their boat Sea-Watch 3 was held until gone midnight on Saturday after arriving at the port at Reggio Calabria with 232 people onboard. Sea-Watch said police also questioned some of the rescued migrants from the boat.While Sea-Watch 3 was being held in Reggio Calabria, fellow NGO SOS Mediterranee rescued 629 people in six separate night-time operations in the Mediterranean.
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