Put me on trial, defiant Salvini says in Italian migrant boat case
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.
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...
Italy's Senate voted Wednesday (February 12) to lift immunity from prosecution from far-right leader Matteo Salvini. The former interior minister could now face trial over his refusal to let migrants..