Sur les traces des mafias: Toto Riina, le parrain des parrains

En Italie, à Palerme, personne n’a pris sa place. Aujourd’hui, Cosa Nostra est composée de petits criminels. Récit.

Picture shows : Mafia 'boss of bosses' Toto Riina, 84, on trial in the 90s Mafia 'boss of bosses' Toto Riina, 84, has been hospitalised after his health dramatically worsened according to justice ministry officials. They said that Riina, known as the base who personally is believed to have killed 40 people and ordered the deaths of hundreds more, is currently being treated at a hospital in the northern Italian city of Parma due to his poor health. He is still believed to be in control of the Sicilian Mafia after he became the most powerful member of the criminal organization in the early 1980s. During the 1980s and early 1990s Riina and his Mafia faction, the Corleonesi, waged a ruthless campaign of violence against both rival mobsters and the state, which culminated in the assassination of the antimafia prosecutors Giovanni Falcone and Paolo Borsellino. This caused widespread public revulsion against the Mafia and led to a major crackdown by the authorities, resulting in the capture and imprisonment of Riina and many of his associates. Riina was taken to hospital this month from his imprisonment in the tough '41-bis' high-security prison regime for Italy's most dangerous criminals, although the news only emerged this week. Riina, who is serving out 12 life sentences, has had three heart bypasses and is said to be suffering from back and thyroid problems, as well as suspected prostate cancer. Magistrates believe the Mafia boss still has a big say in running Cosa Nostra even though he has been in jail since 1993. Reporters / CEN LTD
Picture shows : Mafia 'boss of bosses' Toto Riina, 84, on trial in the 90s Mafia 'boss of bosses' Toto Riina, 84, has been hospitalised after his health dramatically worsened according to justice ministry officials. They said that Riina, known as the base who personally is believed to have killed 40 people and ordered the deaths of hundreds more, is currently being treated at a hospital in the northern Italian city of Parma due to his poor health. He is still believed to be in control of the Sicilian Mafia after he became the most powerful member of the criminal organization in the early 1980s. During the 1980s and early 1990s Riina and his Mafia faction, the Corleonesi, waged a ruthless campaign of violence against both rival mobsters and the state, which culminated in the assassination of the antimafia prosecutors Giovanni Falcone and Paolo Borsellino. This caused widespread public revulsion against the Mafia and led to a major crackdown by the authorities, resulting in the capture and imprisonment of Riina and many of his associates. Riina was taken to hospital this month from his imprisonment in the tough '41-bis' high-security prison regime for Italy's most dangerous criminals, although the news only emerged this week. Riina, who is serving out 12 life sentences, has had three heart bypasses and is said to be suffering from back and thyroid problems, as well as suspected prostate cancer. Magistrates believe the Mafia boss still has a big say in running Cosa Nostra even though he has been in jail since 1993. Reporters / CEN LTD ©Reporters / CEN LTD
Valérie Dupont
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