Former Italian Minister Matteo Salvini will not be prosecuted for stopping a ship carrying 131 migrants in the summer of 2019. The leader of the right-wing populist party Lega was accused of deprivation of liberty, but according to the Catania court, Salvini cannot be established. This fact is being prosecuted.
Before the bunker meeting at the Bicocca prison in Sicily, Salvini said he had believed he would be acquitted: “I hope the capital G stands for justice.”
The prosecutor also requested in advance that the trial should be stopped because it allegedly did not violate international law. Therefore, the judge’s ruling is not surprising.
Another case is still ongoing
This does not mean that Salvini is immune from prosecution. He has another case pending, which will block another immigration ship in the summer of 2019, leaving 149 people trapped at sea for a week.
In this case, according to the public prosecution agency, there is sufficient legal basis to prosecute legal leaders. The prosecutor believes that the minister acts independently of the parliament. In september He must defend himself in the courts of Palermo. He risked going to jail and might lose his job as a politician.
Salvini, 48, currently serves in the Italian Senate.There last summer, Salvini was prosecuted in the way that he enjoyed immunity from prosecution as a politician. lift.
Since the 2018 parliamentary elections, his Lega has been inaugurated Second party Country, but in the polls A very long time Lead.After several government crises, Salvini’s party became part of one of them National Unity Government Former former banker Mario Draghi (Mario Draghi) led.