This is Miguel Roldan. He is a Spanish firefighter who says he helped save thousands of lives from drowning in the Mediterranean. But Italy is accusing him of aiding illegal immigration and working with human traffickers. He faces up to 20 years in prison if he is convicted.
In a significant move today, the European Commission launched an infringement procedure to protect judges in Poland from political control. [...] By failing to protect judges from political interference, the country’s disciplinary regime [...] threatens the functioning of the EU as a whole.
The European Court of Human Rights has ruled Italy must pay Amanda Knox €18,400 in damages, costs and expenses after Italian police had failed to provide legal assistance and a translator during questioning following the 2007 killing of her British roommate.
A 94-year-old former Nazi guard goes on trial today in Germany. Charged with aiding and abetting the murder of several hundred concentration camp prisoners during the Second World War, he faces 15 years in prison. As he was under 21 at the time, the former SS guard will be tried in a juvenile court.