Salvini cleared in 'migrant-abduction' case

Case regards refusal to allow Coast Guard ship to dock for days

(ANSA) - ROME, MAY 14 - A preliminary hearings judge in Catania on Friday cleared League leader Matteo Salvini of accusations that he effectively abducted 131 migrants who had been rescued at sea by refusing to allow the Gregoretti.coast guard ship that they were aboard to dock for several days when he was interior minister in July 2019.
    The judge upheld requests from both the defence team and prosecutors to drop the case and not send Salvini to trial.


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