In August, prosecutors in Sicily placed Deputy Prime Minister/Interior Minister Matteo Salvini under investigation for the alleged kidnapping and detention of 177 illegal alien Muslim invaders whom he prevented from disembarking the Italian coastguard ship Ubaldo Diciotti, which likely picked them up from from illegal human traffickers.
The Guardian The ship had been docked for six days at the Sicilian port of Catania as Salvini maintained a standoff with the EU in an attempt to push other member states to take in the migrants. The Catholic church, Ireland and Albania, which is not an EU state, eventually agreed to host the mostly Eritrean migrants.
“I could face up to 15 years of jail because I have stopped the disembarking of illegals in Italy,” Salvini wrote on Facebook in response. “I’m speechless. Am I afraid? Not at all. I’m not going to give up on this. Now the decision will pass through the Senate. We’ll see how it goes …”
‘’If what I did means I’m a kidnapper,” Salvini said, “well, then you can consider me as a kidnapper for the coming months.’’