The plan A was to avoid the trial by sending a fax (a few faxes) stating that Silvio Berlusconi conjunctivitis-caused sensitivity to light (or uveitis, to be more precise, see our blog's post on the sunbject by clicking here) doesn't allow the former prime minister of Italy to attend to the so called Rubygate sex scandal trial Monday's session.
But it didn't work out, because of «a Stalinist court that sent Nazi doctors to examine Berlusconi,», said the Berlusconi's PdL (People of Liberty) Party exponent's Fabrizio Cicchitto (who - by the way - is a former Marxist-winger of the Italian Socialist Party; he might even know something about Stalinism and Nazism, innit?). A "Stalinist court", which is "more dangerous than the Sicilian Mafia", we might say, combining Cicchitto version with Silvio's opinion.
|Souvenir photo of a "silent protest" in favour of Silvio Berlusconi. Can you spot anyone?|
Anyhow. The plan did not work out, so the staunch supporters of Silvio had to do something, and they decided to go for a “silent protest” (even though Silvio himself told them refrain from doing so... but did he really meant it?).
Whatever. They did it. But the prosecutors think it's just a “delaying tactic”. And this is considered "scandalous and not worthy of the normal functioning of a justice system," by Angelino Alfano, the secretary of People of Freedom party.
Result? Nothing, they just went on with it, as usual, waiting for the final verdict, which should come soon (but a pope could be elected even sooner...).
P.S.: By the way, amongst the other the following politicians took part in the “silent demonstration” in favour of the ex-premier, if you are an expert of Italian politics, you might be able to spot them on the photo: Angelino Alfano (People of Liberty's secretary), (former unionist and Lazio region's chair) Renata Polverini, (Berlusconi's favourite dictator's granddaughter) Alessandra Mussolini, (Berlusconi's favourite redhead) Michela Vittoria Brambilla, (former minister and former carabineer) Carlo Giovanardi, ("nice piece of ass") Daniela Santanchè, (former minister) Mariastella Gelmini, (former secretary of Italian Radicals' party) Daniele Capezzone, and "responsible" Domenico Scilipoti and Antonio Razzi.