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Giorgia Meloni slammed for sharing rape video in Italy election campai

Ukrainian lady raped on Piacenza avenue by man from Guinea.

Giorgia Meloni, chief of Italy’s far-right Fratelli d’Italia get together, has confronted harsh criticism for sharing video footage of a girl being raped on a avenue within the north Italian metropolis of Piacenza.

The sexual assault occurred early on Sunday morning when a 55-year-old Ukrainian lady was raped on a pavement by a 27-year-old asylum seeker from Guinea who was subsequently arrested.

The rape was extensively condemned together with by Piacenza mayor Katia Tarasconi who mentioned it was “chilling {that a} lady on her personal was attacked by a cowardly felony”, including nevertheless that she hoped the nationality of the offender would “not be exploited”. 

Footage of the rape, revealed by Italian newspaper Il Messaggero, was utilized in a tweet on Sunday evening by Meloni who’s tipped to turn into Italy’s subsequent prime minister following the nation’s basic election on 25 September.

“One can’t stay silent within the face of this atrocious episode of sexual violence towards a Ukrainian lady carried out throughout the day in Piacenza by an asylum seeker” – Meloni tweeted – “A hug to this lady. I’ll do every thing I can to revive safety in or cites.”

A display shot of Meloni’s tweet which continues to be on Twitter.

Meloni’s tweet obtained a landslide of criticism from the general public in addition to from opposition politicians.

Enrico Letta, chief of the centre-left Partito Democratico (PD) mentioned it was “indecent” to publish photographs of a rape and “much more indecent to take action for electoral functions. Respect for folks and for victims all the time comes first.”

Carlo Calenda, chief of the centrist Azione get together, wrote on Twitter: “Reporting a rape is an obligation. Exhibiting it for election functions is above all an immoral and disrespectful act for the lady who suffered it, who actually wouldn’t need to be uncovered on social media on this manner. Disgrace on you, Giorgia Meloni.”



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