Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Silvio Berlusconi faces Ruby underage sex charge trial in April, you can come back from many failings in politics but not allegations like these

Dear All

You stick a few words together and you have an explosive mixture.

Politics, sex, underage girls, abuse of power, trial and Prime Minister and it turns heads.

Italian PM Silvio Berlusconi has been indicted to stand trial on charges of paying for sex with an under-age prostitute and abuse of power.

Berlusconi has been in trouble for some time and things are going from bad to worse.

Examining Judge Cristina Di Censo said the process would start on 6 April, after prosecutors in Milan asked for an immediate trial.

Sounds like they are as keen as mustard!

Berlusconi repeatedly denied claims of paying for sex with Karima El Mahroug when she was 17, she is also known as Ruby the Heartbreaker aka the ‘granddaughter’ of deposed President Hosni Mubarak.

He also rejects claims that he abused his power by seeking her release when she was detained in another case.

So, who did do it?

Someone has to take the rap, is Berlusconi pointing the finger at someone else?

He has called the accusations against him "groundless" and dismissed the case as a farce; his lawyers however will take a less than casual stance.

So far Berlusconi has coughed to acknowledging that he called the police while she was being held on suspicion of theft.

Tampering with a police investigation looks like abuse of power to me.

Last Sunday, hundreds of thousands of Italian women held nationwide protests against their embattled prime minister in more than 60 towns and cities across Italy and overseas.

This looks bad, when the women’s vote goes out the window.

Berlusconi is to get a fast-track trial in front of three female judges will start at a court in Milan at 0930 on Wednesday 6 April.

Doesn’t look good, he might not get the underage sex charge against him to stick as Ruby has said she didn’t have sex with him.

Although frequenting prostitutes is not a crime in Italy, having sex with one under the age of 18 is an offence that commands a prison sentence.

But the abuse of power might be a runner.

Sunday's female protests had a title, Se non ora, quando? (If not now, when?).
This expresses the frustration of Italian women who are wondering just what will it take Berlusconi to resign.

Berlusconi clearly doesn’t give a damn about public opinion.

The show starts on Wednesday 6 April and has a James Bond villain type feel about it.

Mad despot living like a Roman emperor!

But even Julius Caesar fell eventually.

"Et tu, Brute?"

Well, I suspect there are numerous Italian women who would take up the offer to finish Berlusconi off.

Yours sincerely

George Laird
The Campaign for Human Rights at Glasgow University


Anonymous said...

Berlusconi is a snake in the snake-pit.

Alex said...

Romania is a mafia state with not working administration governed by organized crime.

Human trafficking in Romania is a state policy and a modern retail which feed corruption and organized crime. Organized crime is constantly looking for legitimate business that could be used as a cover.Behind such companies, actually hiding network specializing in recruitment of girls who end up prostitute.

These companies are used as a mask, to support illegal activities, to wash the money, but also because leaders mobs to be seen as successful entrepreneurs.

Besides these companies, strongly related with them, in the town of Curtea de Arges (Romania) exist more mafia groups(indestructible mafia groups) which with the complicity of local taxi drivers, recruit, transport, and place girls to practice prostitution, girls which later are trafficked external.

According to data held by the Italian authorities in Roma: 85% of prostitutes in Rome are romanian woman. In Milano: eight of ten prostitutes which practice “job” in Milano are romanian woman including Ioana Visan, Berlusconi's hooker from Curtea de Arges (Curtea de Arges, pimps factory from Romania, manager: local corrupt police) arrived in Italy by prostitution networks from Curtea de Arges