Al Bano to ask for damages from Ukraine

Mulls appeal to ECHR

(ANSA) - Rome, march 18 - Al Bano on Monday said he might sue Ukraine at the European Court of Human Rights after it put him on its black list of threats to national security for allegedly supporting Russia.
    The veteran singer also urged the foreign minister to intervene to obtain his immediate cancellation from the black list.
    Albano Carrisi also said he would ask for damages from Ukraine, the proceeds of which would be devolved to charity.
    "We won't stop. We'll go as far as Strasbourg because this could be a dangerous precedent," said the singer's lawyer, Cristiano Magaletti.
    "Al Bano is a citizen of the world and a friend of all, he must be free to go to Ukraine; we ask our government to intervene immediately because they have unjustly attacked the symbol of Italian music.
    Magaletti urged the media not to "treat this affair with superficiality and levity; it must be debated with the anger of a man who has been subjected to a huge injustice".