ITALY: The Matteotti Trial

Five prisoners on trial for "willful but unpremeditated murder" spent most of last week locked in an iron cage set up in the modest Court of Assizes at the little town of Chieti among the Abruzzi hills. The prisoners, who thus suffered only the normal confinement prescribed for dangerous criminals by Italian custom, were beamed upon by dark-eyed and fashionably gowned Italian Signoras, of whom there were dozens in the court. Other admiring females had presented them with especially woven Fascist black shirts. Their carefully knotted black...

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