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Defence Minister Guido Crosetto is not
aware of the role of guarantor of the protection of fundamental
rights attributed by the Constitution to the judiciary, the
secretary of Magistratura Democratica (MD) and deputy prosecutor
of Reggio Calabria Stefano Musolino said on Friday.
"I believe that the minister does not know some of the fundamentals of our Constitution and especially the role of guaranteeing the protection of fundamental rights that the Charter attributes to the judiciary, which is the reason why it is independent from other powers," said Musolino in response to statements made by Crosetto to the Lower House earlier in the day.
"We are not intimidated by media brawls," he added.
MD is part of a left-leaning movement within the Italian magistrates association ANM that seeks to promote the principles of the democratic rule of law, especially respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms.
Photo: Defence Minister Guido Crosetto
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