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Napolitano won't testify on contents of wiretaps, says court


Palermo, May 21 - If Italian President Giorgio
Napolitano is called to testify into alleged negotiations
between the Italian State and Mafia 20 years ago, he cannot be
questioned on information found in wiretaps that were legally
destroyed, the head of the appeals court in Palermo said
One day earlier, the court gave prosecutors the first green
light to call Napolitano to testify at the trial into alleged
secret negotiations between the Mafia and the Italian State in
the early 1990s.
The president's name appeared on a witness list of almost
200 people being reviewed by a panel that may ultimately rule
out calling the president to testify.
But if Napolitano is called, he will not be asked to
discuss telephone conversations with former interior minister
Nicola Mancino, said Appeals Court President Alfredo Montalto,
who added it was "legitimate" of prosecutors to add the
president's name to their witness list.
Those conversations in late 2011 and May 2012 were
intercepted during the investigation of the alleged State-Mafia
negotiations, but the tapes were destroyed by order of the
Constitutional Court on appeal from Napolitano.
It has been alleged that in the early 1990s, State
officials negotiated with Cosa Nostra in a bid to stop attacks
after a long campaign of violence that culminated in two
bombings in 1992 that killed anti-Mob prosecutor Giovanni
Falcone, his wife, fellow prosecutor Paolo Borsellino, and
several bodyguards.
Napolitano's testimony has been sought by two civilians
with a special interest in the mafia: Salvatore Borsellino,
brother of slain prosecutor Paolo; and MEP Sonia Alfano, who
represents mafia victims.

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