Italian President Giorgio Napolitano confirmed in court that the Sicilian 19 mafiya blackmailing power of the republic, a bloody terrorist attacks in 1993, writes the Italian press.
Napolitano acted as a witness in the case of secret talks between senior representatives of the Italian authorities and the leaders of “Cosa Nostra” in the early 1990s. During the visiting session of the jury of the city of Palermo, held October 28 in one of the halls of the presidential Quirinale Palace in Rome, he called the exact date, location and details of events, writes La Stampa .
Napolitano, who served in 1992-1994 as chairman of the Chamber of Deputies, with alacrity, point by point, answered the questions put to him. Prosecutor Di Matteo, ask questions about the terrorist attacks in 1993, Napolitano has not told about what happened in those days, stressing that the level of anxiety was high then, the newspaper notes, an excerpt from the article which publishes InoPressa.ru .
At the end of the three-hour meeting Napolitano asked for the full publication of his testimony. Local media reports that Napolitano responded positively to question the prosecutor about whether he thinks blackmail authorities bombings committed by the Mafia in Milan and Rome in 1993.
According to him, the most rabid of force “Cosa Nostra” then actually tried to show that the State an ultimatum: either the position of arrested Mafia bosses will improve significantly, or destabilization of the situation in the country will continue.
Prosecutors in Palermo, who are investigating the scandalous case since 2008, remained highly satisfied testimony current head of state, reports RIA “Novosti” .
The thing about the events of the 1990s, when directed by the leaders of the mafia in Italy have been committed several bloody terrorist attacks, began to consider a jury trial in Palermo in May 2013. The main actors of this unprecedented trial was a former “godfather” of the Sicilian Mafia Toto Riina and several other bosses “Cosa Nostra”, former Interior Minister of Italy and former Senate President Nicola Mancino, a number of ex-secret service of the republic.
Sicilian investigators are convinced that in the early 1990s were initiated secret talks between senior representatives of state and leaders of “Cosa Nostra”, which culminated in the achievement of certain agreements.