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In these days when there is much talk of judicial affairs of Berlusconi, i think that it's right to show the tomb of his political and spiritual father, Bettino Craxi,dead and buried in Hammamet, Tunisia.I was very surprised to see the total abandonment of the Catholic cemetery pf this city, where the graves are falling apart and the watchman sleeps in a chapel.
Craxi escaped the laws he had once contributed to make, by fleeing to Hammamet, Tunisia, in 1994, and remained a fugitive there, protected by Ben Ali's government. He repeatedly declared himself innocent, but never returned to Italy where he had been sentenced to 27 years in jail because of his corruption crimes (of these, 9 years and 8 months were upheld on appeal). He died on 19 January 2000, at the age of 65, from complications of diabetes.


In questi giorni in cui si parla molto delle vicende giudiziarie di Berlusconi,mi sembra giusto mostrare la tomba del suo padre politico spirituale,Bettino Craxi,sepolto ad Hammamet,in Tunisia.Mi ha lasciato molto sorpreso lo stato di totale abbandono del cimitero cattolico di questa città,dove le tombe cadono a pezzi ed il guardiano dorme in una cappella.
Riguardo alla sua storia politica,potete leggerla su Wikipedia.

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