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    Mr. Riccardo Palma, the Italian magistrate assassinated be left-wing guerrillas earlier this week, was buried?

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    Mr. Riccardo Palma, the Italian magistrate assassinated be left-wing guerrillas earlier this week, was buried in Rome on Thursday (16 February). There was heavy police security at the funeral service, which was attended by leading political figures including President Giovanni Leone.

    SYNOPSIS: The strong security was clearly evident at the central church of Santi Apostoli in Rome, where the service was held. Sixty-three-year old Riccardo Palma was one of Rome's leading magistrates and had been in charge of prison maintenance. He was shot in an ambush outside his home on tuesday (14 February).

    The left-wing guerrilla group, red Brigades, later claimed responsibility for the killing. Police say the murder is part of a campaign to intimade the country's magistrates, following the capture and impending trial of 50 of the group's members. Signor Palma's widow and son were among the many mourners, who included Italian President Giovanni Leone and other leading politicians. Signor Palma's murder is the fourth political killing in Italy so far this year. He is also the fifth Italian judicial official to have been murdered in the past seven years. The funeral service was conducted by the pope's vicar for the Rome Diocese, Cardinal Ugo Poletti. He described Signor Palma as an innocent victim of an absurd hatred.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAD261G9FHYIPXUBVPDSMYR1ZBY
    Media URN:
    VLVAD261G9FHYIPXUBVPDSMYR1ZBY
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/02/1978
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:13:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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