Niccolo Figa-Talamanca, one of the defendants in a corruption scandal involving former European Parliament vice-president Eva Kaili, will remain in preventive detention, a Belgian court in Brescia decided on Tuesday. ignoring requests from the defense to release the Italian and place him under surveillance with an electronic braceletas previously accepted by the lower court.
This decision has already been confirmed by the Ministry of Public Administration, which appealed against the original decision of the Belgian court, in a statement: “The modality of the electronic bracelet that was delivered to NF-T [Niccolo Figa-Talamanca] Council Chamber,oi changed to simple extension of pre-trial detention”, Reuters was quoted as saying.
All suspects in the case – corruption, money laundering and a criminal organization with links to the World Cup in Qatar – are currently in pre-trial detention.
This measure applied not only to Niccolò Figa-Talamanca and Eva Cailli, but also to former MEP Pier Antonio Panzeri and Francesco Giorgi, the boyfriend of the former vice president, former parliamentary adviser and founder of an NGO. government fight against impunity.
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Niccolo Figa-Talamanca Managing Director No Peace Without Justice, a non-governmental organization that “works to protect and promote human rights, democracy, the rule of law and international justice and aims to work through three main thematic programs: international criminal justice; gender and human rights; and Democracy in the Middle East and North Africa”. The offices of No Peace Without Justice are located in Brussels at the same address as the organization Fighting Impunity.
There is no peace without justice will be used to receive money coming from the Middle East, more precisely from Qatar, and send the alleged corrupt there. This will be a form of payment for the influence that Eva Kaili, Francesco Giorgi and Pier Antonio Panzeri will exercise in the European Parliament in favor of Qatar. All this at a time when human rights abuses in this country were under scrutiny due to the hosting of the 2022 FIFA World Cup.