Current norms insufficient on Dj Fabo

Puts off case so parliament can intervene

(ANSA) - Rome, October 24 - Italy's Constitutional Court on Wednesday put off till next year the case of right-to-die activist Marco Cappato, who is accused of assisting suicide for helping 40-year-old blind and tetraplegic Italian ex-DJ Fabiano Antoniani, better known as DJ Fabo, take his own life.
    The top court said current norms were insufficient and parliament should intervene to rule on the case.
    Cappato accompanied DJ Fabo to the Swiss clinic where he committed assisted suicide last year.
    The Constitutional Court had been expected to make a landmark ruling.
    In February a Milan court sent the case to the top court, asking it to verify whether a Fascist-era article in the criminal code that punishes instigation to suicide, Article 580, complies with the Constitution.
    Cappato and DJ Fabo's partner Valeria Imbrogno were in court on Wednesday.
   

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