Magistrates' association calls for end to political attacks
'Grave danger for democracy', says ANM chief25 October, 14:20
Sabelli never mentioned ex-premier Silvio Berlusconi but his statements follow a political row over his legal woes which this week escalated after his indictment in Naples over allegations he bribed former Senator Sergio De Gregorio to change political sides. De Gregorio, who plea-bargained a 20-month sentence over his asserted bribe, claims he received three million euros from Berlusconi to leave the centre-left government of Romano Prodi in 2008.
Rows and ''offenses against magistrates have poisoned relations between institutions and the country's life'', said Sabelli, calling for ''institutional responsibility''.