People under house not allowed to take out garbage

by Roberta Lunghini - 2014.09.05
People under house not allowed to take out garbage
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In Italy, a person who finds himself/herself under house arrest is not allowed to leave his/her house even for a few seconds. Which is why the Supreme Court refused to hear the appeal of a woman who, while under house arrest, had been surprised by the police, right under her house, while she was in her pajamas and slippers, throwing out the garbage. The defendant appealed to the judges, asking that she be granted the right to live in an environment free of garbage. She went on to explain that her intentions were merely to get rid of her garbage, and not to escape from surveillance. The Supreme Judges, however, clarified that one under house arrest is not allowed to leave one’s domicile for any reason whatsoever, without expressly asking for authorization from a judge. Regardless of one’s good intentions and clear demonstration of not trying to escape police control.

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