Europe

Mattarella pays homage to Falcone 30 years after Capaci-English

(ANSA)-May 23 Rome-President Sergio Mattarella celebrates the 30th anniversary of Sicilian Mafia’s murder of anti-mafia prosecutor Giovanni Falcone, his wife and three bodyguards in a 1992 Capaci bomb attack. In commemoration, he led Italy.

“It’s been thirty years since the dreaded May 23, when the history of our republic seemed to have stopped as if it had been wiped out by pain and horror,” Mattarella said at a memorial ceremony in Palermo.

“The deafening silence after the boom is something we’ve never heard of before and effectively portrays the turmoil in the face of its unprecedented attack.”

A massive bomb attack on the A29 Trapani-Palermo highway also killed Falcone’s wife Francesca Morbiro and three members of his security details, Vitosifani, Rocco Diciro and Antonio Montinaro.

Falcone’s friend and colleague Paolo Borsellino was killed two months later by another giant Sicilian Mafia bomb.

Falcone led an investigation that culminated in the so-called Maxi Trial, where more than 300 people were convicted, and in the process there was actually a Sicilian mafia that was not universally accepted at the time. Proved.

Falcone and Borsellino were killed in a bombing campaign initiated by Sicilian Mafia after the Supreme Court upheld the conviction of the Maxi Trial, making them decisive.

Mattarella admitted on Monday that many of Falcone’s colleagues were among those who were hostile to him.

“Falcon’s cutting-edge, clearly prophetic vision was not always understood,” Mattarella said.

“On the contrary, it was sometimes opposed by the attitude that prevailed in the judiciary itself.

“Over time, the judiciary was able to overcome that mistake, get in, and get the most out of its vision.” (ANSA).

All rights reserved © Copyright ANSA