Italy Will File Murder Claim if UK Won’t Release Alfie for Treatment in Rome [WesternJournal]

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    Italy Will File Murder Claim if UK Won’t Release Alfie for Treatment in Rome


    BY CILLIAN ZEAL
    APRIL 24, 2018 AT 10:01AM

    On the same day that a High Court in the United Kingdom ruled 23-month-old Alfie Evans must be taken off of life support, the country of Italy did a surprising and unprecedented thing — it gave the comatose toddler citizenship.

    Now, the country says it will file a murder claim against officials in the United Kingdom if Evans isn’t released to Rome for treatment.

    For those of you who haven’t been following the heartbreaking saga, here are the basics: Evans has been in Alder Hey Children’s Hospital in Liverpool, suffering from a degenerative neurological disorder which requires him to be on a ventilator.

    In a move with shades of the Charlie Gard case, medical officials in the U.K.’s socialized health care system decided they wanted to pull the child’s life support without the permission of the parents, Tom Evans and Katie James.

    According to the U.K. Telegraph, Evans took his appeal to Pope Francis, telling the pontiff “every sick person may always be respected in their dignity and cared for in an appropriate way for their condition… and with great respect for life.”

    On the same day that the High Court ruled that Evans didn’t have a case and hospital administrators could pull his life support — and with 200 angry protesters outside of the hospital — Italy announced it had made Evans a citizen.

    “Foreign Minister Angelino Alfano and Interior Minister Marco Minniti have granted citizenship to little Alfie. The Italian government hopes that being Italian will allow the immediate transfer of the child to Italy,” a statement from the Foreign Affairs Ministry read.

    The Italian government hopes that Alfie Evans can quickly be transferred to Bambino Gesu hospital in Rome, an institution run by the Vatican. And if the United Kingdom tries to block the move, things could get very ugly very fast.

    “If you remove the ventilator from Alfie Evans, we will file a complaint against you for the murder of an Italian citizen,” a statement from the Italian Embassy in London read, according to Matteo Matzuzzi, a Rome-based journalist for Italian newspaper, Il Foglio.


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    Alleluia! Vivat Christus Rex
     
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    Have just learned, this wee Angel is now safe in the bosom of the Child of Nazareth. God be with his family.
     
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    May Alfie rest in peace.

    And I really hope that the Italian Government do pursue charges. They could issue a European Arrest Warrant which solves the issue of extradition. Someone really deserves to be held to account for this.
     
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    Against whom should one press charges?
     
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    That is a question that can only be answered by closer examination of all the available evidence. But one would be looking for the people who made the decision to let Alfie die. The doctor in charge of his care might be someone who should be investigated.
     
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    I think policy makers need to be pursued.
     
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    The civil officials in charge of this execution should be brought to justice, as the Germans were in the Nuremberg Trials

    The "judge" who oversaw this case, the same one who practices sodomy in his spare time and has made it his mission to destroy Britain's Christian families, has ordered the execution of an innocent English boy, and he should be put on trial for murder as well
     
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    In this case, its more a matter of judge made common law. The idea of judges being held to account for bad decisions is I have to say an appealing one.
     
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