Twitter Joana Morais: Shame and name those Portuguese MEP’s who voted against saving lives in the Mediterranean

by , under Enrique Tessieri

Joan Morais named and shamed in a tweet the Portuguese MEPs who voted against the motion in the European Parliament o improve search and rescue mission in the Mediterranean.

Morais tweets: “They do not represent us nor who we are as a solidaric & welcoming people. Remember their names. #SafePassage #HumanityFirst #RefugeesWelcome.”

Thee Finnish MEPs that voted against the motion last week: Laura Huhasaari of the Perussuomalaisset* party, Petri Sarvamaa, and Henne Virkkunen of the National Coalition Party.

While we know the Islamophobic mindset of Huhtasaari, nether Sarvamaa nor Virkkunen gave any explanation for their vote.

See the original tweet here.

So far this year, over 1,000 lives have been lost while crossing the Mediterranean. Since 1993, UNITED for Intercultural Action has documented “more than 36,570” deaths of people who died in an attempt to enter Fortress Europe.

Migrant Tales published in May a list of Finnish MEP “let them drown” candidates, who did not believe it is the EU’s obligation to save migrants from drowning in the Mediterranean.

*A direct translation of Perussuomalaiset in English would be something like “basic” or “fundamental Finn.” Official translations of the Finnish name of the party, such as Finns Party or True Finns, promote in our opinion nativist nationalism and racism. We, therefore, at Migrant Tales prefer to use in our postings the Finnish name of the party once and after that the acronym PS.

  1. intternetnetsi

    There is less drown when EU stopped luring people with boats what couldnt handle sea. Some NGOs still lure them. Only one profiting is human smugglers.