Italy's far-right government has ordered the seizure of the migrant rescue ship, the Aquarius, accusing it of illegally dumping toxic waste.
The vessel, which was chartered by Doctors Without Borders (known by its French initials, MSF), is currently stuck at port in the French city of Marseille.
The charity denies any wrongdoing and says Italy is trying to criminalise humanitarian missions. Al Jazeera's Natacha Butler reports from Paris. - Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe - Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish - Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera - Check our website: https://www.aljazeera.com/ #MSF #EuropeRefugeeCrisis #AquariusRescueShip