Salvini Rackete instigation charge dropped

But defamation trial still on

(ANSA) - MILAN, MAY 17 - A preliminary investigations judge on Monday dropped charges of instigation to commit crimes against far-right League leader and former interior minister Matteo Salvini for allegedly urging violence against German migrant rescue ship captain Carola Rackete by calling her a criminal who had tried to kill Italian police by ramming their boat in defiance of Salvini's closed ports policy.
    But a separate defamation case against Salvini for his statements against the former Sea Watch 3 commander, whom he also said was in league with migrant traffickers, is going forward.
    Rackete, 33, sued Salvini, 48, for his allegedly defamatory statements about her., (ANSA).


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