Italian libel sentencing 'should be referred to human rights court' - Telegraph: "Italy's Supreme Court in Rome upheld a conviction and 14 month sentence handed down by a lower court in Milan against Alessandro Sallusti, the editor of Il Giornale, a newspaper owned by Silvio Berlusconi's brother. The decision has prompted calls for Italy's archaic libel laws to be reformed.
The court ruled that Mr Sallusti was responsible for an article by an anonymous columnist, printed in 2007 by another right-wing newspaper he edited, which called for the death penalty for a judge who had granted a 13-year-old girl the right to have an abortion.
Mr Sallusti was judged to have defamed the judge by printing the story." 'via Blog this'