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Qatargate Scandal Sparks Fresh Italy Investigations

A federal magistrate and Belgian and Italian police officers carried out investigative duties at the Roman headquarters of the No Peace without Justice association.

Suspected of having participated in a scheme of corruption which would have been set up by the former MEP Antonio Panzeri to influence the positions of the European Parliament for the benefit of third countries – Qatar, Morocco and Mauritania -, the Italian NGO No Peace without Justice (NPWJ), and more precisely its Belgian branch, is at the center of much police attention. On December 9, the Belgian office of this association, domiciled in the same building as the ASBL Fight Impunity of Antonio Panzeri, had been raided by Belgian investigators. As well as the Brussels home of the manager of No Peace without Justice, Niccolo Figa-Talamenca.

This Tuesday, the Italian headquarters of NPWJ, in Rome, was visited by agents of the Guardia di Finanza in Milan. They were accompanied by a Belgian federal magistrate and investigators from the Belgian federal judicial police. The home of a member of the NGO was also searched, the investigators were looking for accounting documents.
“No Peace without Justice has fully cooperated with the investigators, and reaffirms the complete correctness and legitimacy of its actions”, commented to our colleagues from La Repubblica the lawyer for the NGO, Guido Camera.

This article is originally published on lesoir.be

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