Italy: Interior Minister Accused of Kidnapping Migrants “Being investigated for defending the rights of Italians is a disgrace.”

Italy’s leftoids are playing the same dirty tricks against Matteo Salvini, their elected PM, as the deep state in the U.S. plays to bring down Donald Trump. Despicable. The left wants anarchy & chaos.

by Soeren Kern

  • “The investigation notice sent to [Interior Minister Matteo] Salvini could in fact be seen as a direct attempt to prevent a minister from carrying out his political activity in accordance with the vote expressed by the majority of Italians on the basis of precise electoral commitments.” — Gianni Alemanno, former Mayor of Rome, denouncing the investigation into Salvini as unconstitutional.
  • “I am amazed at the astonishment of a political left that now exists only to challenge others and believes that Milan should not host the president of a European power, as if the left has the authority to decide who has the right to speak and who does not — and then they wonder why no one votes for them anymore.” — Matteo Salvini, Italian Interior Minister.
  • Opinion polls show that Salvini’s anti-immigration stance has boosted his League party’s approval rating.

The Italian Coast Guard ship Diciotti, which docked in Sicily with 190 migrants on August 20. (Image source: ARPAT/Wikimedia Commons)

Italy’s Interior Minister Matteo Salvini is under formal investigation for “kidnapping” after he refused to allow illegal migrants to disembark from a ship at a Sicilian port. The investigation, a political move aimed at blunting the government’s hardline stance on illegal immigration, has threatened to plunge Italy into a constitutional crisis over the separation of powers.

Sicilian Prosecutor Luigi Patronaggio said that the investigation into Salvini, the head of the anti-immigration League party, would focus on “kidnapping, illegal arrest and the abuse of power.”

Salvini responded:

“If he wants to interrogate me or even arrest me because I defend the borders and security of my country, I am proud and I look forward to it with open arms. Being investigated for defending the rights of Italians is a disgrace.”

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