The report is alarming and comes from an MEP charged with performing an inspection in Tunisia: “Of 1600 inmates who have left prison thanks to the double pardon decided by Tunisia, at least 800 have already arrived in Italy.”
DMF This revelation was disclosed by Angelo Ciocca, representative of the Lega [anti-immigration party in Italy], reached by telephone in Sfax, in Tunisia, where he has gone in recent days to collect evidence about the new migrant route, after the closure of the Libyan ports.
Ciocca recounts how he found out that “some young men, barely out of the local prisons, are receiving messages that offer them “safe” passages, via sea to Italy, at a cost of three thousand dinars, around a thousand euros.” They are organising to find the money and leave,” added the Lega member, recalling that people with Tunisian citizenship “have been responsible for the latest attacks in Europe.”
The double pardon mentioned in the article refers to a pardon issued in June for the end of Ramadan and another in July to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Tunisian republic. They are offloading their criminals to Europe.
In an interview with Al Jazeera, Franco Frattini, Italy’s foreign minister, said his country was “bearing the burden of people that violate international and European law.”