Run by a German non-governmental organization, Sea-Watch is known mainly for its operations to rescue migrants in the Mediterranean Sea.
The crews on Sea-Watch rescue boats have saved thousands people traveling across the Mediterranean Sea in attempts to reach Europe from North Africa. The civil search and rescue missions began in 2015 and have found numerous supporters and critics. This is an automatically generated compilation of DW's content on refugees.
A close friend of Kremlin dissident Alexei Navalny has told DW that protesters were mobilized by his "unlawful" arrest upon return to Russia last week. Revelations about Putin's Black Sea mansion also spiked their anger.