the Italian Journalist and author Roberto Saviano, and Italy’s Prime Minister Matteo Salvini of the Lega Nord are not bosom friends, has always been known. Saviano had already spoken in the past against the government’s immigration policy. But now, a three-year prison sentence, he faces even the British “Observer” reported.

Saviano, the murder of Mafia threats and lives under police protection, was accused by the public Prosecutor’s office in Rome received a summons from the court. Salvini had refunded in the last summer, a criminal complaint for libel against the Anti-Mafia author.

The dispute between right-wing populist Salvini, and Saviano has its origin in the Internet. Especially in regard to the attitude of Salvini’s Migration criticized Saviano Salvini, is sharply via Twitter. Repeatedly, he defended the rights of migrants, to land in Italy. Also on the entanglements between Salvini’s Lega Nord and the Mafia Saviano pointed out again and again. Salvini had threatened, in return, again and again, to deprive his critics of the bodyguard. In June of last year, Saviano Salvini, called “the Ministers of the underworld”. Salvini replied a month later with the display, which has now led to the indictment. Saviano locates this as “increasing authoritarianism”. Salvini was a Minister, the mix, the government and the forces of the state, dangerous to each other.

Roberto Saviano: “Because of an opinion in court”

Saviano the “Observer” said: “I am standing because of my opinion in court. This is the approach used by Salvini. He wants to make his opponents with lawsuits to silence.” The news caused an Outcry in literary and journalistic circles, led by the French publisher Antoine Gallimard, and the writer Salman Rushdie, who said the Italian sheet “La Repubblica”: “We will always keep to Roberto Saviano. We condemn this shameful attack on his rights.”

Saviano expect an early date for the first hearing, as he stressed to the “Observer”. Spicy in the procedure: The prosecuting font bore the letter head of the interior Ministry. The Ministry of the interior in Italy for Savianos protection. His book “Gomorrah”, which describes the structures of the Neapolitan Mafia “Camorra”, made him the greatest enemy of the “Camorristi”. Since the publication in 2006, he received threats of murder, has to change his location every two days and is under police protection.

Saviano is now according to the strong support from the international literary and intellectual scene. Several authors and journalists have assured him of their support. Salvini’s Cabinet gave up, until now, no opinion on the Causa to Saviano, such as the “Observer” reported.


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Teodora Torrendo is an investigative journalist and is a correspondent for European Union. She is based in Zurich in Switzerland and her field of work include covering human rights violations which take place in the various countries in and outside Europe. She also reports about the political situation in European Union. She has worked with some reputed companies in Europe and is currently contributing to USA News as a freelance journalist. As someone who has a Masters’ degree in Human Rights she also delivers lectures on Intercultural Management to students of Human Rights. She is also an authority on the Arab world politics and their diversity.


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