Italy’s interior minister Matteo Salvini on Thursday deplored an Afghan man who was jailed for attacking his baby daughter and wife, saying people who behaved in such a “monstrous” way had no place in Italian society.
“Monstrous. No integration for whoever in this day and age mistreats and humiliates women and children. #Zero tolerance#,” Salvini wrote on Facebook.
Salvini’s post came after a court in the northern Italian city of Milan jailed the 30-year-old Afghan for three years and eight months for beating his one-year-old daughter and for kicking, punching, hitting with a belt and raping his wife.
The man, who had wanted a son, “repeatedly” subjected his baby daughter and wife to “physical and psychological violence”, the court said. He had married his wife in Pakistan when she was 15 years old.