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?”