Sea Watch Catania case shelved – Salvini

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Jan case ‘wasn’t kidnapping but request for order’

Rome, June 21 – A Catania probe into Interior Minister Matteo Salvini for allegedly kidnapping migrants aboard the Sea-Watch3 NGO rescue ship in January has been shelved, Salvini said Friday.

“It wasn’t a kidnapping but simply a request for order and rules, good!”, said Salvini, who has closed Italy’s ports to NGO-run migrant rescue ships.

“Trials and investigations don’t scare me, but I’m happy that the magistracy, too, confirms that we can close the ports to pirate ships.

“I’ll continue to defend the borders”.