Anger at Mafia ruling
ROME: Italian politicians and relatives of victims of organised crime have voiced anger at a court ruling that opens the way for ailing Mafia boss known as “the Beast” to be freed to “die with dignity”.
Salvatore “Toto” Riina, from the Sicilian hill town of Corleone made famous in The Godfather movies, was jailed in 1993. Known for his exceptional brutality, he was for years the Sicilian Mafia’s “Boss of all Bosses”.
Riina declared a “war against the state” and ordered the killings of magistrates Giovanni Falcone and Paolo Borsellino in 1992. Both were blown up by bombs in attacks that left nine others dead. Reuters –