Italy’s Salvini faces trial for ‘aggravated kidnapping’ over blocked migrants

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ROME, Italy

A special tribunal has recommended that Interior Minister Matteo Salvini face trial for refusing to let 150 migrants disembark last year from a rescue ship docked in Sicily.

Responding to the tribunal, Salvini wrote on his twitter account:

“I risk between 3 and 15 years in jail for having blocked illicit migrants from coming to Italy. I am speechless. I ask the Italian people: Should I continue to be the minister, exercising my rights and duties, or should I ask this or that court to (decide) immigration policy?”