Salvini disowns 'shoot judges' retweet

Restrictive bill on self-defence before parliament

(ANSA) - Milan, March 11 - Rightwing populist Northern league leader Matteo Salvini denied a retweet posted from his Twitter account saying "first shoot the Communist judges" in a row over a new restrictive self-defence bill.
    Salvini said the retweet was posted by a staffer by mistake.
    The bill currently punishes people for shooting people in self-defence unless they are defending young children in their homes.
    According to media reports, it only allows self-defence when a person is in a state of "serious psychic disturbance".
    Italy's laws on self-defence are already among the most restrictive in Europe.
    The League has campaigned to loosen them, saying self-defence is always legitimate.