• Short Summary

    THE HEARINGS OF THE TRIAL FOR DEFAMATION OF THE ITALIAN SOCIAL WORKER, SIGNOR DANILO DOLCI, WERE RESUMED IN ROME YESTERDAY (TUESDAY).

  • Description

    THE HEARINGS OF THE TRIAL FOR DEFAMATION OF THE ITALIAN SOCIAL WORKER, SIGNOR DANILO DOLCI, WERE RESUMED IN ROME YESTERDAY (TUESDAY).

    SIGNOR DOLCI, ON THE INVITATION OF A PARLIAMENTARY COMMISSION OF INQUIRY HAD PREPARED A DOSSIER ON THE POLITICAL CONNECTIONS OF THE MAFIA, THE CRIMINAL SOCIETY. THE DOSSIER CONTAINED ALLEGATIONS THAT SIGNOR BERNARDO MATTARELLA, A FORMER CHRISTIAN DEMOCRATIC MINISTER FOR FOREIGN TRADE, HAD TIES WITH THE MAFIA AND THAT, DURING ELECTIONS, HA HAD MAFIA SUPPORT. SIGNOR DOLCI PUBLICISED HIS DOSSIER AT A PRESS CONFERENCE AND WAS SUED FOR DEFAMATION BY SIGNOR MATTARELLA AND OTHERS.

    AT YESTERDAY'S HEARING, A WITNESS SAID A WELL-KNOWN SICILIAN BANDIT DISTRIBUTED FOOD AND PAMPHLETS IN RETURN FOR VOTES FOR SIGNOR MATTARELLA.

    THE WITNESS, A SICILIAN PEASANT NAMED SALVATORE CAPRIA, CAME FROM THE SAME VILLAGE AS SEVERAL LADING BANDITS. HE SAID YESTERDAY: "I CAN ONLY SAY THESE THINGS NOW BECAUSE 20 YEARS AGO, I HAD TO KEEP MY MOUTH ZIPPED TIGHT."
    LATER WITNESSES TESTIFIED THAT SIGNOR MATTARELLA HAD NO TIES WHATSOEVER WITH THE MAFIA OR WITH CRIMINAL ELEMENTS.

    THE HEARINGS HAVE NOW BEEN SUSPENDED FOR A WEEK.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA6X8BL3BM95SC3URTI34RM2P62
    Media URN:
    VLVA6X8BL3BM95SC3URTI34RM2P62
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/10/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:44:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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