• Short Summary

    THE ITALIAN PARLIAMENT'S INVESTIGATION COMMISSION INTO THE MAFIA UNDERGROUND ORGANISATION WHICH HAS BEEN SITTING IN ROME SINCE JULY LAST YEAR HAS NOW MET FOR THE FIRST TIME IN PALERMO, SICILY FOR AN ON-THE-SPOT INQUIRY.

  • Description

    1.
    CU NEWSPAPER HEADLINES AND PICTURES (THREE SHOTS).
    0.10

    2.
    LV PALACE OF NORMANNI
    0.13

    3.
    SV SIGNOR MISTRETTA.
    0.22

    4.
    SV SIGNOR CAUSI.
    0.26

    5.
    SV SIGNOR PARRI.
    0.32

    6.
    SV SENATOR ALESSI LEAVES.
    0.35

    7.
    SV OTHER MEMBERS OF COMMISSION LEAVE THE PALACE.
    0.40

    8.
    SV SENATOR PAFUNDI LEAVES WITH SIGNOR DI BLASI.
    1.02

    9.
    LV CARS LEAVE.
    1.12



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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: THE ITALIAN PARLIAMENT'S INVESTIGATION COMMISSION INTO THE MAFIA UNDERGROUND ORGANISATION WHICH HAS BEEN SITTING IN ROME SINCE JULY LAST YEAR HAS NOW MET FOR THE FIRST TIME IN PALERMO, SICILY FOR AN ON-THE-SPOT INQUIRY.

    THE COMMISSION SAT IN THE PALACE OF NORMANNI AND AMONG THE PEOPLE QUESTIONED WAS THE PRESIDENT OF THE PROVINCE OF CALTANISSETTA, SIGNOR MANCUSO MISTRETTA.

    THERE ARE THIRTY MEMBERS ON THE INJURY COMMISSION WHICH IS HEADED BY SENATOR DONATO PAFUNDI. THE SENATOR HAS SAID THAT CURATIVE AND PREVENTIVE ACTION WAS NEEDED TO SMASH THE SICILIAN UNDERGROUND ORGANISATION. HE DESCRIBED THE MOVEMENT AS A GRAVE SOCIAL DISEASE.

    SINCE LAST JULY POLICE HAVE BEEN ROUNDING UP HUNDREDS OF SUSPECTS IN WESTERN SICILY AND HAVE CONFISCATED ARSENALS OF RIFLES, PISTOLS AND BOMBS IN A CONCERTED DRIVE AGAINST THE MAFIA.

    THE CURRENT DRIVE AGAINST THE MAFIA WAS SPARKED OFF LAST JUNE WHEN MAFIA BOOBY TRAPS IN CARS EXPLODED KILLING NINE PEOPLE INCLUDING SEVEN POLICEMEN.

    SENATOR PAFUNDI HAS ANNOUNCED THAT SUB-COMMITTEES OF THE COMMISSION ARE TO TOUR VARIOUS AREAS OF THE ISLAND TO ASSIST THE INQUIRY.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA8PGHYAF0V04B48LMHHO62JEXY
    Media URN:
    VLVA8PGHYAF0V04B48LMHHO62JEXY
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/01/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:12:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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