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Italian editor Alessandro Sallusti was sentenced to 14 months in jail for a 2007 article “Italy’s highest” court found to be libelous, the Committee to Protect Journalists reported.

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Sallusti edited the article in question, which “suggested that a juvenile court magistrate, who had allowed a 13-year-old girl the right to an abortion, should be given the death penalty” and carried an anonymous byline.  As CPJ explained, “The magistrate filed a defamation complaint and a Milan court ruled that, as the editor, Sallusti bore responsibility for the publication of the anonymous article.”

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Italian Editor Alessandro Sallusti Sentenced to Jail for Libel over 2007 Article with Anonymous Byline

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