Risk of terror 'infitration' from Tunisia escapees
Released terrorists may pose as asylum seekers says Maroni09 February, 13:45
"We are very worried about the flight of criminals from prisons in Tunisia because of the risk of terrorist infiltration among the Tunisians who want to come to Europe in the guise of political refugees," Maroni said on a visit to this northwestern Italian city, answering a question on Italo-French cooperation against organised crime.
He said Italy had "proof" of the phenomenon and had raised its guard on crossings from Tunisia.
Maroni also said the Italian government had been in touch with the new Tunisian authorities "to put together the best possible strategies" to weed out terrorists from bona fide asylum seekers.
photo: unrest in Tunis in mid-January