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Mafia. Funeral show forbidden. Threats to senator

In Catania serious insults also against the journalist of LiveSicilia who interviewed the parliamentarian who has pledged to prevent a show of force by the mafia

Senator Mario Michele Giarrusso, M5S, member of the Parliamentary Anti-Mafia Commission, has fought successfully to prevent the funeral of Eugenio Ruscica, a young man died on 28 October 2016 in Catania in a car accident, which would have evolved into a showing of strength by a mafia clan, as was the case in Rome in August 2015 on the occasion of the funeral of Vittorio Casamonica.

Giarrusso reported to the Chief of Police that there were preparing fireworks and the fact that traders would be forced to stay closed. The MP also gave a speech on the Senate floor. Finally, the Quaestor has banned the public funeral, and has imposed that the funeral be held in private.

An uncle of the boy who died has responded by posting on his Facebook profile threatening words and insults against the senator and the journalist of LiveSicilia who had interviewed him, asking him to explain the meaning of the initiative.

The Senator denounced the threats to the police. The president of the Anti-Mafia Commission, Rosy Bindi, expressed sympathy to Senator Giarrusso and to threatened journalists.

This threat, she pointed out, “comes as a result of a measure of public order adopted by the Quaestor of Catania. Its a fact – Bindi concluded – which should not be underestimated, for the threat in itself and for the dangerousness of the subjects in question. On top of expressing my closeness to Senator Giarrusso, I hope that the investigations will be expedite.”


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