ITALY: Witch Hunt

Fascism's most spectacular Special Tribunal in years assembled in Trieste last week. Its purpose: to frighten Italians out of sabotage, insurrection and anti-Fascist activities. The presiding judge: Lieut. General Antonino Tringali-Casanuova. The "criminals": students, antiFascists, Slovene nationalists, Communists. The crimes: a plot against Mussolini's life at Caporetto in 1938; the blowing up of three powder factories in 1940; an attempt to establish a Soviet regime embracing the old Yugoslavia.

Chief scapegoat was a youthful Triestino named Antonio Skuka. Judge Tringali-Casanuova made no bones about the fact that the trial was a...

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