Public indecency laws will not be reinstated – Japanese

(ANSA) – Rome, 27 January – Italy has no plans to reinstate indecency laws based on a bill introduced in October by the right-wing Italian Brotherhood (FdI) party led by Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni multiple sources said on Friday.

The October 19 bill, whose first signatory was FdI Deputy Foreign Minister Edmondo Cirieri, would change Italy’s criminal code and restore prison sentences for violating obscenity norms in public.

The main purpose of the anti-vice bill was to clear the streets of obscenities by sea workers and their customers, he said.

“The aim is to better combat the moral decline that afflicts our communities, increase public safety and security, and protect public morals and decency.”

Green/Left Congressman Luana Zanera accused Cirieri of “obscene morality and sexism” for aiming to punish sex work in cars without punishing sex work indoors .

However, government sources stressed that “this bill is not part of the government’s agenda” and is a personal initiative on the part of Cirielli (ANSA).

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