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Ilaria Sallis, the Italian accused of beating two Hungarian neo-Nazis, was elected MEP

The Italian teacher Ilaria Salis, who is accused of beating two Hungarian neo-Nazis, was elected to the European Parliament on the ballot of the alliance of environmentalists and the Italian left. Sallis was arrested last year in Budapest on charges of attacking two neo-Nazis. She denies the charges and during her pre-trial detention was repeatedly brought to court with her feet and hands shackled. After the intense mobilization of Italian public opinion, the imprisonment was changed to house arrest, but hers is not yet completed. “They accused us of instrumentalizing this candidacy, we heard a lot. But we did the right thing, Ilaria succeeded,” said the secretary of the Italian Left, Nicola Fratogiani. The 39-year-old Italian teacher received 173,000 votes and, according to the press, she should be released by Hungarian justice once the European Parliament officially declares her election. Analysts stress that her candidacy is largely due to the increase in her percentage […]
Source: News Beast

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