“Caro nonno” Fiammetta Borsellino sends her love to her grandfather who was brutally assassinated by Mafia in 1992

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“Caro nonno mi dispiace per il 19 luglio 1992. Certo se tu fossi vivo avresti capito quanto ti coccolerei. Ti voglio bene. La tua nipotina Fiammetta Borsellino”.  With these words, the grandchild of Paolo Borsellino sends her love to her grandfather who was killed by the Mafia in 1992.


Italy today remembers the death of Borsellino which happened 26 years ago. 

Salvatore Borsellino, brother of the judge Paolo said “I expect a lot from those guys who once invited me to Pomigliano d’Arco.” It was Luigi Di Maio who invited me in.

Then he was a kid, and he spoke about truth and justice and I think it’s essential that Luigi continue to talk about truth and justice, now that he has government duties and has finally arrived there where something can be done “.

“I really hope that the Justice Commission, in which there is a person that I greatly admire, Giulia Sarti, and the Anti-Mafia Commission are able to make a change; they have immense powers” – continues Borsellino – “the Anti-Mafia Commission can access the archives.”

My brother, I am convinced, was killed with a hasty plan that was solicited by that policy, those pieces of the state, which had chosen to conduct a nefarious negotiation with the mafia “, adds Salvatore Borsellino.

Twenty-six years away, the memory and emotion for the vile attack on Via d’Amelio  in which Judge Paolo Borsellino and Agostino Catalano, Walter Eddie Cosina, Vincenzo Li Muli, Claudio Traina and Emanuela Loi have lost their live are alive.

This was stated in a statement by the President of the Republic, Sergio Mattarella.

“Borsellino was an exemplary judge: proud, reserved, courageous and determined where through his investigations he constituted milestones in the fight against the mafia in Sicily.

Together with his colleague and friend Giovanni Falcone, Borsellino became a symbol of Italy that fights and does not give up in the face of organised crime.

Honoring the memory of Judge Borsellino and the people who escorted him also means not stop trying to find out the truth about that massacre.

Interior Minister Matteo Salvini said “the best way to honor the memory of Borsellino, and of all the victims of the mafia, is to fight these crappy people with ever greater force”.

“18,589 real estate and 3,016 companies seized from the mafia managed by the State today, 13,740 houses and shops and 927 companies seized from the mafia and already returned to the Italians: I will do everything to fight the mafia with the facts, not the words” continues the owner of the Interior Ministry, which renews the hashtag ‘the mafia makes me sick’.


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