The migrants contacted the lawyer while they were still sailing on a damaged rubber boat from Libya to Europe. The lawyer then filed an appeal on their behalf with the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) while they were still at sea.
The case has been highlighted Salvini, leader of the conservative Lega party, who reacted in a tweet to the news: “Crazy! With the collaboration of the lawyers of an association financed by Soros… In the meantime, the government welcomes everyone on the ferry at the expense of the Italians. Sooner or later we will vote …,” Salvini wrote.