Italian authorities have accused Miguel Roldán of aiding human traffickers after he helped save thousands of people from drowning in the Mediterranean.
- NACHO SÁNCHEZ
- El Pais
- English version by Asia London Palomba.
It is June 2017, and firefighter Miguel Roldán has been working for 18 hours on a migrant rescue ship in the Mediterranean Sea.
A phone call warns him that another migrant boat is sinking.
It is past 10pm and completely dark. He sets out with two of his colleagues in a small boat to find the drowning migrants.
They sail 200 meters, turn off the boat’s engines and follow the screams for help.
They find the migrants within 10 minutes, but…