By: Steve Dellar | 08-26-2018 | News
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Italy Migrant Ship Row – Judge Orders Salvini To Release ‘Kidnapped’ Refugees

Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini, the most popular politician according to all recent polls, has been placed under formal investigation after a judge ruled that as per European law, he had basically ‘kidnapped’ the African immigrants on the Italian coast guard vessel the Diciotti which Mr Salvini refused to be allowed to disembark.

Earlier this week, when the news of the Palermo prosecutor starting an investigation against Mr Salvini was released, it was met with disbelief on social media. Mr Salvini at the time responded in a Facebook post stating: “I heard prosecutors asked for my details. Here you go. I was born in Milan, March 9 1973, in Milan. I’m ready and proud to be arrested because I’m fighting to defend the Italian border.”

Related coverage: <a href=""> Italy Migrant Ship Row - Government “Will Not Give €20 Billion Each Year To The EU” (Video)</a>.

Mr Luigi Patronaggio, chief prosecutor for the Agrigento region on the Italian island of Sicily, had visited the ship and questioned its passengers. Afterwards he sent magistrates to the capital Rome to question Interior Minister Salvini, several members of his staff and at least two high-ranking officials. He then launched a formal complaint on which a Sicily judge now ruled that the Interior Minister will be placed under formal investigation for ‘kidnapping’ charges.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Italy&#39;s Interior Minister Matteo <a href=";ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Salvini</a> is under investigation for misconduct in public office, kidnapping and illegal detention of over 150 migrants held for 10 days on the Coast Guard vessel <a href=";ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Diciotti</a>.<a href=";ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#refugees</a> <a href=";ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#diciottivergognanazionale</a> <a href=";ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Catania</a> <a href=";ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#fateliscendere</a> <a href=";ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Agrigento</a> <a href=""></a></p>&mdash; ANPI Brescia (@AnpiBrescia) <a href="">August 25, 2018</a></blockquote>

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The judge ruled that Italy was in violation of the European convention on human rights, which states that “any asylum seeker detained for more than 48 hours should be released and given the opportunity to apply for refugee status.”

Related coverage: <a href=""> Italy - Salvini Refuses To Let 177 Migrants Off Ship Till EU Agrees To Take Them (Video)</a>.

On Friday, the Italian government had threatened to stop paying its yearly fee of €20 billion to the EU if other member states refused to take on their fair share of refugees that arrive on a regular basis via boats in Italy.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Migrant crisis over <a href=";ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Italy</a>&#39;s <a href=";ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Diciotti</a> coast guard ship ends as all 137 migrants disembark. Salvini probed by Italian justice. <a href=""></a></p>&mdash; Yannis Koutsomitis (@YanniKouts) <a href="">August 26, 2018</a></blockquote>

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After Mr Salvini was placed under formal investigation, the refugees were released from the ship. The Italian government announced that Albania would take in 20 of them, while Ireland would take 25 migrants. The Italian church said it would take in the rest to “put an end to this dramatic situation and sufferance.”


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Hardy No. 35174 2018-08-26 : 11:41

He should 'release' them into shark-infested waters; if they make it back to Italy, toss em back in again.

These 'people' are human-sized parasites, and should be treated as such.

Hardy No. 35175 2018-08-26 : 11:43

Also, throw this traitorous judge into the seas as well. Or just deport the POS to one of the 'immigrant's' countries, and see how well they treat him - televise what happens as an example to other potential traitors,

tab No. 35182 2018-08-26 : 13:41

@Hardy No. 35175 :

exactly…. drag that globalist-filth judge into the streets to be hanged and hang his family with him just to be safe.

tab No. 35183 2018-08-26 : 13:43

—Italy's Interior Minister Matteo #Salvini is under investigation for misconduct in public office, kidnapping and illegal detention of over 150 migrants—

anyone see a correlation to what the globalists are doing to, Trump?

Jeff Allen No. 35187 2018-08-26 : 13:52

To think, the European officials aren't elected and most everyone doesn't know who they are. Someone should find this info out and disseminate it on the Internet. They can't afford to watch them all.

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