The senate granted permission to the Salvini to complain about the abuse of power

The Italian Senate has approved that the League leader Matteo Salvini of his parliamentary immunity ceases. Prosecutors want to prosecute him for the deprivation of liberty and abuse of power.

Last year, refused to Salvini as the secretary of the Interior 131 of the sea, rescued the migrants on board the kustwachtschip the Gregoretti on the land, as he was in other European countries, the group would record.

The public prosecutor’s office of the Sicilian city of Catania, you will Salvini prosecuted for abuse of power and the deprivation of liberty or kidnapping, because he is a migrant is not allowed to abandon ship. That was, until now, has not, as Salvini, as a senator’s parliamentary immunity to yet.

On Wednesday they voted in by a majority of the Senate, prior to the lifting of his immunity. How many senators have voted on later on Wednesday, will be announced.

The case could still take a couple of years

Due to the Italian legal system, there is no immediate threat to Salvini; it may take several years before the court ruling said. If convicted, the League leaders, however, up to fifteen years in prison to get it. Also, it may be the case that he is not a political office should hold.

Salvini had already been able to work together on the case. “I have somewhat against my own interests, and in the has chosen to move to the right to go on and put your trust in the impartiality of the court,” he said.

During his fourteen months as minister of Internal Affairs, continued to Salvini’s radical steps to have a boat on the sea and rescued migrants to be held up. Thus, he forbade reddingsschepen of the Italian ports, and threatened that he and the organisations which provide them and tried to save the penalties to be imposed.

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