The Italian senate voted to strip him of immunity.
In Germany, Italy, and Hungary, Europe's far right sees the crisis as a prime opportunity to push its arguments for closed borders.
“If people outside are scared, imagine what it’s like inside."
Italy's Far-Right Leader Salvini Says He's Being Hounded 'Like Trump' After Senate Votes to Put Him on Trial
Matteo Salvini was stripped of his immunity and could be tried for kidnapping migrants and holding them illegally at sea.
Instead of the new elections he wanted, the populist strongman has found himself dumped out of government and facing plummeting poll ratings.
Christian symbols are having something of a comeback in Italy — but not because of a religious awakening.
“Mr Salvini today, he’s like Pontius Pilate. It’s obscene.”
“Some of them have suffered several months, if not over a one year, of imprisonment in Libya's detention camps.”
“There is no objectivity or good faith from the European side.”
Italy is closing its ports to migrants crossing the Mediterranean, but there's a lot of pushback from Italian government