The majority are still divided on the presumption of innocence. The mediation to avoid a further narrowing of the ‘mesh’, proposed by Action and supported by Lega, Forza Italia and Coraggio Italia, but also by Renziani, was not successful and so everything is postponed to next week. A necessary postponement, it is explained, to avoid a clear split on the occasion of the vote in the Justice Committee of the Chamber, with Pd, Leu and M5s lined up on one side and the so-called right together with Italia viva on the other. Aasse that, numbers in hand, could have prevailed.
This is the legislative decree that transposes the European legislation on the presumption of innocence. The new provisions involve a ‘tightening’ on the information to be disclosed to the press, with a crackdown on the press conference of the prosecutors. Furthermore, it provides for the prohibition of presenting the suspect or accused person as guilty in public and, finally, the right to silence and non-self-incrimination. On the subject of press conferences, it is expressly forbidden for all public officials to “present” a defendant as guilty of the crime ascribed to him before sentencing.
The rapporteur explains that the Justice Committee of the House should have voted today but that it has been postponed to avoid a split in the majority. “Today the parliamentary opinion on the draft legislative decree on the presumption of innocence was to be voted – underlines the deputy of Action Enrico Costa – As rapporteur I presented a proposal for an opinion aimed at avoiding the spectacle of investigations, the dissemination of investigative documents, the media stage for the prosecutors. Because these communications remain imprinted on the suspect with a scar that is not erased even in the event of acquittal “. Costa says that “many political forces have declared themselves in favor: Forza Italia, Lega, Coraggio Italia, Italia Viva, FdI, exponents of the Misto group. The M5s took sides against. The Democratic Party had a great opportunity, and faced a crossroads between a liberal choice and the pentastellata closure, he decided to side with Bonafede and company because the merit no longer counts, it only counts not to upset Grillo’s party “. According to Costa, the dems sided with the Pentastellati only in order not to irritate the “essential Count” and to do so they “trampled on the same constitutional principles that they proclaim when it suits them, when some of their friends are exposed”. For this Costa defines the dem “A party without identity, without convictions, only with political advantages”. “And today, between the implementation of article 27 of the Constitution and the pitcher ally, they take sides with the latter. Result: because they didn’t have the numbers, they didn’t allow us to vote. They obstructed and, aware that they would lose, with the complicity of the president of the commission they postponed the session ”, concludes Costa.
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