The Italian government has taken legal action against the judges in Catania who released 19 Tunisian asylum seekers from a detention center in Pozzallo. The State Advocacy has filed appeals with the Court of Cassation, arguing that the judges are violating the procedures laid out in the Cutro decree, which allows for the quick deportation of migrants from safe countries. The judges in Catania rejected the government’s decision, stating that it violates the EU directive and that the migrants should have been processed in Lampedusa. The government argues that the directive allows for either detention or the payment of a bond, and that the judges should not challenge the decisions of the questore.
Migranti liberati a Catania, ecco ricorsi alla Cassazione