Italian in Europe’s Parliament Convicted of Defamation for Racial Insult

Mario Borghezio, of the anti-immigration Northern League, was convicted of comments based on racial hatred against Cécile Kyenge, Italy’s first black minister.

ROME — An Italian member of the European Parliament has been found guilty of defamation and ordered to pay 50,000 euros, or $55,670, in damages to a fellow member of the European Union body, four years after he was accused of racially insulting her during a radio interview.Mario Borghezio, of the anti-immigration Northern League, was convicted on Thursday of comments founded on racial hatred against Cécile Kyenge, Italy’s former minister of integration, and fined 1,000 euros by a court in Mil...