Italy’s far-right interior minister, Matteo Salvini, escalates attack on judges
Three magistrates singled out over their challenges to government’s hardline immigration policies
Angela Giuffrida in Rome and Lorenzo Tondo
A simmering row over the rule of law and the independence of the judiciary in Italy has erupted after the far-right interior minister publicly singled out three magistrates who have challenged his hardline anti-immigration policies.
In an escalation of his battle with the judges and the courts, Matteo Salvinisaid he would ask the state attorney to examine whether the magistrates should have abstained from passing verdicts in cases involving immigrants because their opinions conflict with government policy on security and immigration.
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