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Put me on trial, defiant Salvini says in Italian migrant boat case

Reuters Wednesday, 12 February 2020
Matteo Salvini, leader of Italy's right-wing League party, defiantly asked on Wednesday to be put on trial for detaining migrants at sea last year, even though the case could potentially sink his political career.
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Italy's former Deputy and Interior Minister Matteo Salvini, a powerful right wing figure, is saying that any effort to prosecute him over his past refusal to allow a migrant rescue vessel to dock is scapegoating. The entire government was involved at the time, he says, including opponents. Adam Reed...

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