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Italy - Prison for press law violation in EU founding member

Reporters without borders
Reporters Without Borders denounces as outrageous the sentencing of an Italian journalist to 14 months in prison on a libel conviction. The 5th chamber of the Cassation Court upheld on 26 September the sentence of Alessandro Sallusti, for having authorized the publication of a February, 2007 article in the daily Libero, concerning an abortion performed on a 13-year-old girl. Signed under a pseudonym, the article was deemed libelous in regard to a judge in Turin. Sallusti was the (...)

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