PES condemns threat against Italian minister


The PES notes with grave concern a threat against Italian Justice Minister, Andrea Orlando. The Minister received today a letter with bullets inside threatening his life. The letter claims to be from ISIS. Investigations are now underway as to where it came from.

Sergei Stanishev, PES President said: 

'Justice is a fundamental pillar of democracy. Terrorists who try to threaten our justice system, threaten the very values on which our society is based.

'I send my full support to Minister Orlando. We will not be intimidated. We stand firm and in solidarity with our colleague in the face of malicious threats.'

Minister Orlando is the PES Justice Ministerial Network chairman.