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Thursday 31 July 2014

Silvio Berlusconi ordered to do community service at old people's home

Lisa Jucca

Published 15/04/2014|12:51

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Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi
Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi

An Italian court ruling ordering former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi to do community service once a week at a centre for the elderly is "satisfactory" given the centre-right politician's need to carry out political activity, his lawyers said.

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"The decision of the Milan court appears to be balanced and satisfactory with regards to Berlusconi's political activity needs," lawyers Franco Coppi and Niccolo Ghedini said in a statement on Tuesday.

Berlusconi, 77, remains Italy's most-prominent centre-right politician and his Forza Italia party is campaigning for seats in the May election for the European Parliament.

Reuters

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