Euro-parliamentarians are campaigning for the release of seven Tunisian fishermen charged with human trafficking, who say they were rescuing migrants in danger. The MEPs say the indictment is the result of a serious error by Italian authorities. But an Italian court has rejected the Tunisians’ application for bail. The MEPs will travel to the Lampedusa Island Sept. 7 to join a demonstration for the men’s release. The fishermen had picked up 44 African migrants ? including two children ? and brought them to Lampedusa. The EU and the International Maritime Organization are now trying to determine who bears what responsibility for rescues in which territorial waters. (BBC)

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