Politician probed for offending president
'Executioner' slur could land Grillo MP in jail for five years29 January, 15:29
On Tuesday Giorgio Sorial of the 5-Star Movement (M5S) called Giorgio Napolitano, a favorite target of the anti-establishment party, an executioner (boia), sparking a political storm. The case was opened on the request of Stella Bianchi, an MP with the center-left Democratic Party (PD), which has vociferously defended the president since the offence. If convicted, Sorial faces up to a five-year sentence, according to article 278 of the Italian penal code.