Raffaele's Book Tour with Comments on the Case

Raffaele's Book Tour with Comments on the Case

Postby Numbers » Sat Dec 12, 2015 7:46 pm

From: La Gazzetta Digitale 12 December 2015
Google translate, with my attempts to make the English idiomatic and understandable.
Raffaele posted the original Italian article on Facebook.

Source: http://www.lagazzettadigitale.it/raffae ... ialnetwork

Raffaele Sollecito in Casamassima Presents his Book

Raffaele Sollecito continues the tour of Puglia to promote his book and to discuss the legal facts that forced him to spend 4 years in prison. Yesterday, for Raffaele Sollecito it was the turn to be on the stage of Casamassima (Bari) in the Auditorium of Our Borgo citizen. It was a meeting during which Raffaele Sollecito, accompanied by his father, Dr. Sollecito (medical), was inspired by certain passages of his book to discuss the superficiality with which his court case was handled and [how the mishandled trial] forced him to prison although there is no evidence against him. It was also an occasion for him to urge a discussion of the Italian judicial system, which he deemed deficient, and the futility of the Italian detention system that does not help the people who have committed crimes. Indeed, forced (by a kind of "revenge") to vegetate in small cells for most of their days, these people are induced to return to committing crimes in [after (?)] prison because they do not follow any rehabilitative program that will prepare them to reintegrate into civilian life that, relentless and (understandable) fear closes all the doors to them, once released from prison. Sollecito's father also stressed that it is possible that no one has paid for the many mistakes that have been committed in the management of his case, errors evidenced by the fact that Raphael was considered innocent by the Supreme Court "for not having committed the crime". But after the [Italian justice system] ruined the life (with imprisonment) of a young boy (he) who, at the time (2007), was to graduate in Computer Engineering (which he later accomplished). In this regard, he recalled that the PM (Public Prosecutor at the time of the first instance trial for the murder of Meredith Kercher) Giuliano Mignini, the prosecutor in charge of the investigation of Perugia, forbade unnecessarily Raffaele Sollecito to have any talks with any of his defense lawyers although Raffaele had requested talking to a lawyer on Nov. 6, 2007 when he was taken into custody by the police (talks with lawyers that could have significantly helped in his defense). Because of this serious legal omission, on December 4, 2015 Mignini was sanctioned by the CSM (Superior Council of Magistracy aka Supreme Council of the Judiciary), which has ordered the disciplinary sanction of censure [on Migini] for which, presumably by 2016 will come [the written] motivations of the Disciplinary Board.

On March 27, 2015, after eight years, one of the cases ([which] soon became a media [sensation]) the most incredible and controversial Italian judicial history closed with the final [definitive] acquittal by the Court of Cassation of the accused, Raffaele Sollecito and Amanda Knox, "for not [having] committed the crime”. The charge was the murder of British student Meredith Kercher, which occurred in 2007 when Sollecito was 23, and Sollecito had nearly obtained his degree. Sollecito has written a book in which he tells himself, starting from when he was little, but mostly he tries to explain clearly what happened that cursed evening of November 2007 in Perugia and tries to make people understand what it was like to find himself in prison unjustly for a crime that he never committed, moreover at his age and where there were serious errors in the identification and assessment of the evidence, the exact reconstruction of the murder and more.

Raffaele Sollecito, who was born in Giovinazzo (Bari) in 1984 has today a degree in Computer Engineering and is involved in design and development of software. He recently won a regional competition that will allow him to start an IT project that provides for the launch of a website and a smartphone app for the provision of certain services. He would not anticipate more today about this work, as he considers it very important to start to live in an environment that too often proved hostile and sentenced him regardless [of his innocence] and that even today, despite the ruling that has cleared him, he views with distrust {or, views him with suspicion (?)}.
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Re: Raffaele's Book Tour with Comments on the Case

Postby Bill Williams » Sun Dec 13, 2015 9:43 am

    In this regard, he recalled that the PM (Public Prosecutor at the time of the first instance trial for the murder of Meredith Kercher) Giuliano Mignini, the prosecutor in charge of the investigation of Perugia, forbade unnecessarily Raffaele Sollecito to have any talks with any of his defense lawyers although Raffaele had requested talking to a lawyer on Nov. 6, 2007 when he was taken into custody by the police (talks with lawyers that could have significantly helped in his defense). Because of this serious legal omission, on December 4, 2015 Mignini was sanctioned by the CSM (Superior Council of Magistracy aka Supreme Council of the Judiciary), which has ordered the disciplinary sanction of censure [on Migini] for which, presumably by 2016 will come [the written] motivations of the Disciplinary Board.

It is good to see that this is the news coverage of the closed-case these days. For most of the 7 1/2 years of uncertainty, Raffaele was the forgotten man of this, collateral damage in the obsessive pursuit aimed at another - yet facing virtually the same sentence. Nowhere to see seen in the Italian coverage is the repetition of Marasca/Bruno's "synpotic" amalgam, a surmise that (as M/B said) proves they could not have been there.

People know what the news will be from here on in.
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