This is for the House arrest precautionary in Italy For Ilaria Saliswith the possible application of additional measures, such as bracelet electronic. The news was reported today by Courier of the evening and from Republic. The Ministry of Justice is working on a report, to be made available to the defense in the coming days, with which Italy would undertake to guarantee “maximum security” – he writes Republic – if the woman was granted house arrest in Italy. “Electronic bracelet, supervision and commitment to have her participate in all the trial hearings scheduled in Budapest” (which, calendar in hand, would not end before 2025).
After three applications rejected by the Hungarian judge, with the reasoning of danger of escape of the accused – explains the Corriere della Sera -, the lawyers are waiting for support to attach to one new application for house arrest precautionary; so as to be able to offer the judiciary, directly from the Italian government, guarantees that overcome the reasons for previous denials.
It must be said that, already the day before yesterday, the lawyer Losco, who assists the 39-year-old Milanese teacher, had clarified – in reporting the latest refusal of house arrest (last June) by the Hungarian judges – that this alternative measure to prison could be taken into consideration only following a preventive application of house arrest in Hungary, on the decision of the judges of Budapest themselves: that is, only following this provision, implemented in the State in which Ilaria is now imprisoned, could the possibility of applying the same measure in the country of citizenship of the prisoner be taken into consideration, that is, in Italy. A decision that would be taken within the framework of the European Council for the mutual recognition of decisions on “alternative measures to precautionary detention”.
Monday plenary debate at the European Parliament
Confirmation arrives, in the meantime (but the news was already circulating the day before yesterday), that the case of the activist in prison in Budapest climbs the agenda of the plenary session of the European Parliament, next week in Strasbourg: MEPs will debate the matter on Monday afternoon in the chamber. On this, the PD MEP Mercedes Bresso commented that, “without prejudice to the fact that as regards criminal law it is the competence of the Member States, Hungary has joined the European Convention on Human Rightstherefore Ilaria Salis’ conditions are a problem that also concerns the rule of law in Hungary”.
Meeting in Milan between father Roberto and the president of the Senate
The meeting between the President of the Senate, Ignazio La RussaAnd Roberto Salis, Ilaria’s father. The latter said that he “went to visit President La Russa in Milan, but we decided that he will make a note comment and therefore it seems right to me not to make any statements.”
The sheet signed in Hungarian
Furthermore, there is another issue that emerged yesterday: “Unfortunately, here in prison we have to follow orders and refusing to sign is not welcomed.” In this passage of the new letter sent by Ilaria to the Italian ambassador in Hungary and to his lawyer, the problem of understanding what is communicated to the prisoner arises; that is to say the possibility, for Ilaria, of being put in a position to defend herself. In the writing, the activist denounced having been forced to sign a report in Hungarian, of which, however, he does not know the contents, not understanding that language: a condition which therefore makes it very difficult to be able to protect oneself and be defended. Upon hearing the news, Salis’ lawyers immediately wrote to the diplomat to ask the prison director to deliver a copy of this document.
Rosato: “Persistent assistance to Italian citizens abroad, we invest little in our offices”
Meanwhile, after yesterday’s words by Giorgia Meloni from Brussels, following the conversation with my colleague Viktor Orban(“Neither he nor I can enter into the judgment that falls within the jurisdiction of the judiciary; I can Alone hope that Ilaria Salis is able to prove her innocence in a quick trial”), the debate continues between the majority and opposition parties on the nature of the case, on respect for the rights of prisoners in Europe and on how the Italian government defends and protects them. “Without the television report on the case of Ilaria Salis, we would not have known anything about the chains. The embassy hadn’t even gone to visit this girl in prison. The assistance that we must give to Italian citizens in these cases must be present assistance. I don’t blame the embassy, I say that a reflection needs to be made: we invest little in our offices abroad, and we pay for this even in these circumstances” commented the deputy secretary of Action, Ettore Rosato.