Strasbourg court ‘useless’ Northern League’s S

‘We pay it to hand down one idiotic sentence after another

(ANSA) - Rome, April 9 - Northern League Leader Matteo Salvini on Thursday railed against the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) in Strasbourg, saying that it was "useless".
    "I would close the Strasbourg court, it serves no purpose, we pay it to hand down one idiotic sentence after another," said Salvini, who is also a member of the European parliament.
    He spoke in an interview with Mediaset broadcaster Canale 5. On Tuesday, the ECHR said Italy condoned "torture" during a police raid against anti-globalization protesters at the G8 summit in Genoa in 2001.
    That spurred the government to move quickly on legislation introducing torture into the criminal code.
    Salvini said the Northern League is against the bill.
   

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