Matteo Salvini on Trial in Catania

Former Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini is on trial in the Sicilian city of Catania, in a bunker that is normally used as a courtroom for Mafia trials. Mr. Salvini is charged with “kidnapping” for his actions as interior minister, when he closed Italian ports to migrant ferries run by NGOs.

Many thanks to Gary Fouse for the translation, and to Vlad Tepes for the subtitling:

Video transcript:

00:36   Go ahead… go ahead… go ahead… go ahead
00:44   We halved the number of deaths, disappearances…
00:48   injured, number of disembarked. We saved lives, we protected a country,
00:52   different from what happened after. Because after me,
00:56   yes, there were deaths, there were drownings,
01:02   there were rights denied, therefore,
01:06   to come to Italy is a right that requires
01:10   the respect of some rules as in all other countries in the world.
01:14   …today, Toninelli, Trenta, what will Conte and Di Maio say?
01:19   I’m just sorry to waste the time of the judges, lawyers,
01:23   agents. We are in a bunker courtroom, which usually
01:27   houses Mafia trials. I am in this courtroom,
01:31   like all Italian citizens, respectful of what justice asks of me,
01:36   to respond to what I had promised the Italians to do, whether to combat the smugglers’ traffic
01:40   in human beings, the business of illegal immigration,
01:44   without hurting anybody. The government that followed
01:48   continued along the same route…

9 thoughts on “Matteo Salvini on Trial in Catania

  1. This is beyond ridiculous, He is a patriot,?He just wants protect His country and people against this criminals , people should go to court and protect Him , it’s huge injustice, this NGO,s are illegal and they should be banned, ..

  2. Technically, when you look at this farce, Germany should be on trial too for opposing the Normandy Beach Landing in 1944.
    With this act they tried to “Kidnap” 100’s of Thousands of Allied Soldiers.
    I’m sure Merkel would agree to a Kidnap Tax to lay on the German Population.
    They’re already under House-arrest and wont be able to complain.

    • Can I top your irony? Why not sue the allies for intruding into german ruled territory without being invited to?
      And then send a bill for lodging and feeding the POWs.

  3. This is the kind if “trial” the American left plans for President Trump. The world has truly gone mad, and evilly so.

  4. The Democratic Communist Party of the U.S. has the same thing in mind for President Trump if they succeed in this election theft.

  5. No different from what the Dutch establishment & judiciary has done to Geert Wilders.

    In the UK you have Tommy Robinson & Jayda Fransen who are being systematically destroyed by those who made a pact to destroy us all.

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