Italy: ‘I am in favour of jail‘ — Salvini on arrested Sea Watch 3 captain

Italy's Minister of Interior Matteo Salvini said the arrested Sea Watch 3 captain Carola Rackete would be expelled in case of her release. Salvini was speaking with journalists in Limbadi, Calabria on Tuesday. «It seems to me that the words of the Agrigento public prosecutor were clear: there was no necessity [for her action]. It was a deliberate attack on an Italian military vessel. So if this... Еще is not enough to place someone in jail, I don't know what else has to be done», said Salvini. «I am in favour of jail. But in any case, I won't be the judge, I don't decide who goes to jail and who doesn't. As the Ministry of Internal Affairs we will be ready, in the case of — I personally hope it doesn't end that way — release, to put her on a plane headed to Berlin,» he added. The case of Sea Watch 3 Captain Carola Rackete, who is now under house arrest, was heard by the public prosecutor in Agrigento on Monday. She was arrested last week after disobeying a military vessel and bringing rescued migrants to the port of Lampedusa.

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