July 30, 2020

Italy Senate to vote on Salvini migrant trial immunity

Rome (AFP) – Italy’s Senate votes Thursday on whether far-right chief Matteo Salvini should be stripped of his parliamentary immunity so he can be tried for the second time for allegedly illegally detaining migrants at sea.If they remove his immunity, it would open the way for a fresh and potentially career-derailing trial on charges that could see Salvini, a senator, serve up to 15 years in jail.The head of the anti-immigrant League party is already set to stand trial in a separate but similar case.Prosecutors in the Sicilian city of Palermo accuse Salvini of abusing his powers as then-interi…

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