Italy’s Senate voted “for” the deprivation of parliamentary immunity Matteo Salvini, leader of the far-right League and of the former Minister of internal Affairs. This opens the way for criminal prosecution Salvini court of Palermo in connection with its ban in August 2019 on the landing of 80 migrants from a vessel non-governmental organization Open Arms.
In the event of his conviction “illegal retention of people and the deprivation of their liberty” a year ago, 47-year-old ex-Minister faces a prison term of 15 years.
Reacting to the vote in the Senate, a representative of the Open Arms said that before the court must be brought not so much the former Minister as he represents their political views.
Matteo Salvini himself has assured supporters that a year ago was defending Italy and will not hesitate to do it again.
“The voices of the members of the party of former Prime Minister Matteo Renzi Viva Italia proved decisive for the deprivation of Matteo Salvini of immunity from Rome, a special correspondent for Euronews GA Orlandi. – Rienzi, said in the Senate :”We wondered whether there is public interest in keeping the ship carrying migrants off the Italian coast? For us there is no public interest in this was not.”