Venerdì, 21 Settembre 2018
ROME

Writer Roberto Saviano target of racial abuse

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Rome, November 8 - Italy's national office against
racial discrimination on Thursday opened an investigation into
racial insults directed at Italian writer and anti-mafia
campaigner Roberto Saviano.
The probe comes after the Neapolitan author of the
bestselling title Gomorrah on Wednesday issued a tweet saying
that the neo-Nazi website Stormfront had published the phrase
''The Jew Saviano wants to nominate a negro as the mayor of
Castelvolturno'' in reference to his recent proposal that Ivan
Sagnet, from Cameroon, stand for mayor in the southern Campania
town whose council was dissolved by the government earlier this
year due to infiltration by the local Camorra mafia.
A year ago the same website published a list of ''faces to
eliminate'', which included Saviano.
The writer has Jewish origins on his mother's side.
The anti-discrimination office has described the latest
episode as ''shameful'' and said it has asked the postal police
to obscure the site.
It will also file a report with the state prosecutor's
office.

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