Massimo Tartaglia

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Aides Blame Facebook for Berlusconi Attack

Italy plans crackdown on social networking sites

(Newser) - The attack on Silvio Berlusconi will likely deal a blow to freedom of speech in Italy. Members of his government have publicly blamed social networking sites—where anti-Berlusconi pages have proliferated—for the assault. Interior Minister Roberto Maroni has announced plans for a crackdown, saying that the Internet could spawn... More »

Berlusconi Leaving Hospital Tomorrow

Premier advised to avoid public appearances for 2 weeks

(Newser) - Silvio Berlusconi will be spending another night in the hospital recovering from injuries he sustained at the hands of a statue-wielding attacker. The Italian leader will be released tomorrow, but has been advised to avoid public appearances for at least two weeks, according to a statement from Milan's San Raffaele... More »

In Apology, Assailant Calls Berlusconi Attack 'Cowardly'

Massimo Tartaglia has been in psychological treatment 10 years

(Newser) - The man who bashed Silvio Berlusconi yesterday in the face with a souvenir statue has apologized via letter, calling the attack “superficial, cowardly and impetuous.” Italian news agency ANSA reports that Massimo Tartaglia, 42, has been treated for psychological problems for the past decade, and told police he... More »

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