quarta-feira, 25 de novembro de 2015

Vatican sits "press freedom" in the dock in the case "Vatileaks scandal 2"

Ripped this Tuesday, the Vatican, the trial of the so-called "case 2 Vatileaks scandal", a new process to escape and disclosure of private documents of the Holy See. The first hearing was held in the Court of the State of Vatican City. Five people, two journalists and 3 former employees of the Holy See, are in the dock, accused the Holy See of "unlawful disclosure of news and reserved documents."

One of the journalists is Gianluigi Nuzzi, author of at least four controversial books about the Vatican, the last, "Via Crucis", put up for sale earlier this month.

"What we did was information," claimed Nuzzi, complaining about, along with fellow journalist Emiliano Fittipaldi, are being "tried in a country where there is no freedom of the press law and to inform". "Because of this problem, many lawyers are raising the issue at national and international level by the tutelage of a press law and to inform. Is a right and a duty, "Nuzzi.

The Vatican will process the books by Naif and Fittipaldi. Freedom of expression at risk? https://t.co/thIHFfl0KO pic.twitter.com/1RlRzjPlbl

Emiliano Fittipaldi, the author of "Avarizia", another book on sale this month and also considered illegal by the Vatican, has proved "unbeliever" by being present as "defendant" in a country that is not his. The journalist stressed that publish news is, on the other hand, protected by the Italian Constitution, the European Convention and the universal declarations of human rights.

The escânadalo fo, triggered in 2012. An anonymous letter appeared in the press revealing a death threat against the Pope Benedict XVI. A book by Gianluigi Nuzzi entitled "his Holiness-The secret Letters of Benedict XVI", containing private letters between the Pontifície juice and private Secretary, highlighted the pressure on the Holy See, revealing backstage intrigues of the Vatican, including blackmail and money movements by the Pope himself.

In the dock are also the Italians Francesca Chaouqui and Nicola may, former employees of the Commission investigator of Economic and administrative Bodies of the Vatican (COSEA). The two are charged with Association for the dissemination of documents reserved for the Holy See. Journalists, publish them.

The main accusation concerns the infringement of article 118, introduced by Pope Francisco two years ago. At issue is the offence of "taking over illegitimately or reveal news or documents of which the disclosure is prohibited". The penalty for this offence, in accordance with the Canon law, goes from 6 months to 2 years imprisonment or a fine of 1000 to 5000 euros.

+++ the Vatican rejects my request to let me watch from my Defender ever, avv. M #viacrucis pic.twitter.com/aCy4WgNsIo

The five defendants are being judged, however, in a civil court of the Vatican, under a different code of Canon law. "The Vatican City State has its own laws. I'm sure that the primary source is always the canonical norms. Then there's a fundamental law of Vatican City State and an act of the Government of Vatican City State. These two were promulgated in the pontificate of John Paul II. Then there are other criminal laws, administrative, justice and enforcement of various stages of operation of the Vatican City State ", explained to the Renaissance Portuguese priest Satirino Garcia, who works in one of the courts of the Holy See.

Civil laws in the Vatican are, however, different from Italy, including on freedom of the press. The two journalists refuse to cooperate with the Holy See, in this process, protecting the identity of sources. The Vatican can decide the extradition request of journalists to carry out the punishment that may be doomed. The expectation is to know if the Italian State will be recetivo this possible request.

The process #Vatileaks underway today in the Vatican, classroom even journalists Naif and Fittipaldi. #TG24Pomeriggio pic.twitter.com/6wkKcbK83A

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