(ANSA) – MILAN, NOV 15 – The criticism was certainly harsh but it did not transcend the personal insult and is based on a fact that has not been radically denied by those who filed the complaint. This is the meaning of the decree with which the investigating judge of Milan Roberto Crepaldi ordered the filing of the investigation in which the leader of the Lega Matteo Salvini was accused of defamation following the complaint presented by the former education minister Lucia Azzolina after the controversy that arose over the story of the ‘copied’ thesis. Controversy arose after an article published in January last year by Repubblica in which it was argued that the then holder of the Department of Education in the elaborate, carried out at the end of his studies at the Specialization School for secondary education in Tuscany, had drawn information from numerous manuals, without citing them, not even in the bibliography.
The case had provoked an outcry against the then new minister by members of the Northern League. Matteo Salvini had published a post on social media, later removed, in which he stated: “Doing worse than Minister Fioramonti seemed impossible. And instead Azzolina amazes us: be ashamed and go home”.
Phrases that now for the judge, who closed the investigation by accepting the request of the Milanese Public Prosecutor’s Office, respect the requirements of the continence of political criticism and truthfulness, also because, in addition to the fact that the secretary of the League had drawn inspiration for his criticisms from a press article whose content he believed to be true, the former minister Azzolina himself, in replying, explained that this was not a degree thesis but a “final report of the internship done during the course”. (HANDLE).
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