Anger at Mafia rul­ing

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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 –

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