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vOLdeMoRT: Italian PM candidate [Giorgia Meloni] attacked over rape video
after posting a video online of a Ukrainian woman being raped by a fellow migrant, from Africa.

According to local authorities, the 55-year-old victim was attacked in the city of Piacenza on Sunday by an asylum seeker from Guinea. The incident was recorded by someone from his apartment overlooking the scene. The suspect was arrested by the police and remains in custody.

Meloni, whose Brothers of Italy party is leading the polls ahead of September's national election, posted the disturbing video on Twitter. The social media platform has since removed the footage, saying it violated its rules.
The post, however, sparked public outcry and waves of criticism aimed at Meloni, including from her political rivals. "It is indecent to use images of a rape. Even more indecent to do so for electoral purposes," Enrico Letta, the head of the Italian Democratic party, wrote.

Igiaba Scego, an Italian writer of Somali origin, slammed Meloni for exploiting the rape victim for her own goals. "Offered up as clickbait voyeurism instead of being protected. This electoral campaign is horrendous," she said.

by Cat on Tue Aug 23rd, 2022 at 09:12:06 PM EST
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