• Short Summary

    THE PALACE OF JUSTICE IN MILAN IS THE SCENE OF A SENSATIONAL TRIAL IN WHICH THREE STUDENTS AND THEIR HEADMASTER FACE MORAL CHARGES.

  • Description

    THE PALACE OF JUSTICE IN MILAN IS THE SCENE OF A SENSATIONAL TRIAL IN WHICH THREE STUDENTS AND THEIR HEADMASTER FACE MORAL CHARGES. THE FOUR HAVE BEEN BROUGHT TO TRIAL FOLLOWING THE PUBLICATION IN AS SCHOOL MAGAZINE OF OUTSPOKEN VIEWS ON SEXUAL RELATIONS AND MARRIAGE.

    THE TRIAL, WITH ITS OVERTONES OF SEX AND FASCISM, HAS AROUSED INTENSE PUBLIC INTEREST IN ITALY. ONE GIRL AND TWO BOYS FROM A MIXED SCHOOL ARE ACCUSED OF PUBLISHING IN THEIR MAGAZINE -- "THE MOSQUITO" -- THE VIEWS OF NINE SCHOOLGIRLS ON SEXUAL RELATIONS.

    THE PUBLIC PROSECUTOR SAYS THAT THE STUDENTS ARE GUILTY OF CORRUPTING THEIR FELLOW MINORS WITH AN OBSCENE PUBLICATION, AND THEIR HEADMASTER IS CHARGED WITH PERMITTING THE PUBLICATION.

    THE POLICE IN MILAN INVOKED POWERS DATING FROM MUSSOLINI'S FASCIST RULE TO ORDER THE STUDENTS TO STRIP FOR A MEDICAL EXAMINATION. THE TWO BOYS, MARCO DE POLI AND MACRO SASSANO, OBEYED THE ORDER, CUT THE GIRL, CLAUDIA CEPPI, REFUSED.

    AT THE START OF THE HEARING, THE COURT WAS CROWDED WITH STUDENTS. AT ONE POINT THE PROSECUTOR DRAMATICALLY FLUNG OFF HIS ROBES AND LEFT THE COURTROOM, SAYING THAT THE JUDGE COULD NOT CONTROL THE SPECTATORS.

    WITH THE FIRST DAY OF THE TRIAL ADJOURNED, THE HEAD OF THE UNION OF MAGISTRATES HAS ASKED THE MINISTER OF JUSTICE TO REPRIMAND THE MILAN POLICE FOR ABUSING THEIR POWERS, AND ITALY'S DEPUTY PREMIER, MR NENNI, HAS WRITTEN LETTERS OF SYMPATHY TO THE BOYS PARENTS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA6DRESPIT69KEK3Q49XVJULDHG
    Media URN:
    VLVA6DRESPIT69KEK3Q49XVJULDHG
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    31/03/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:06:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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