Request for legitimate impediment: Silvio Berlusconi has filed a referral request for health reasons of the hearing scheduled for tomorrow, Wednesday 8 September, of Ruby Ter process in Milan. The application will be evaluated by the judges of the Seventh Criminal Section, chaired by Marco Tremolada. The court had already granted last May a long postponement of the hearing for all the defendants, starting with the leader of Come on Italy, always because of his health conditions which had led to the postponement of four hearings right away.
On that occasion the magistrates had rejected the accusations and defense petitions that asked to separate Berlusconi’s position from that of the others 28 defendants per corruption in judicial acts e false testimony in the Milanese vein of the process. A similar request had been endorsed instead by the judges of Sienese vein: in the capital, where the request for conviction of the prosecution has been pending from 2020, Berlusconi’s position has been removed from that of the only other accused, his friend singer-songwriter Mariano Apicella, who instead must answer for false testimony.
In the past two weeks, Berlusconi has been three times at theSan Raffaele hospital. The last time it was Monday 6 to undergo a medical check half an hour. Just a week ago, last September 1st, the founder of Forza Italia had been in the clinic for about two hours. A few days before, however, there had been the last recovery, That of the August 27. The blitz from the personal doctor, Alberto Zangrillo, has once again agitated the blues, even if by now the party is used to continuing pit stop of the former prime minister related to his fluctuating health status because of the arrhythmias cardiac due to the open heart operation undergone in 2016 and for the purposes of long Covid post contagion, which occurred exactly one year ago.
The issue of the separation of positions in the Milanese trial could recur in the courtroom and the adjunct already in May Tiziana Siciliano and the pm Luca Gaglio they had announced the possibility of asking the judges for an expert opinion on the health conditions of the former premier. In any case, it will be known tomorrow whether or not the judges decide to accept the request for legitimate impediment and to postpone the trial for all and also what the position of the Prosecutor’s Office will be. The hearing should be held in the morning in the bunker room in front of the San Vittore prison, but the college is also considering whether it can be held instead at the Palace of Justice and this will depend on the hearing activities that will be necessary.
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